All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Scouring Rush</b><br><em>Equisetum hyemale affine</em><br>Horsetail Family<br> May 25, 2016<br>
Scouring Rush
Equisetum hyemale affine
Horsetail Family
May 25, 2016
This is not a wildflower, it produces spores instead of seeds. The tough, scratchy stems of this plant were once used to scour out cooking pots, thus the name "Scouring Rush". It is not an actual rush either.

clr: 6-g