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Oregon
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Equisetum
Horsetail
Janet Brien
Lost Creek Reservoir Trail


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Horsetail Head [EXPLORE] #3

Horsetail Head [EXPLORE] #3 

A few days ago, Steve and I drove out to Lost Creek Reservoir for a hike and some photography. We were there last spring and wow, what a difference! On our previous visit, this place was exploding with flowers and lush new greenery, but right now, the plantlife is only just beginning to wake up for the upcoming show. No worries for us, because when you have macro lenses, there are endless wonderful things to photograph!

I remembered that one of my favorite plants grows here in a few places, the fabulous, prehistoric plant, the Horsetail (also known as snake grass or puzzlegrass). This amazing living fossil is one of the world's oldest species, dating back over 100 MILLION years!!! Isn't that INCREDIBLE?!! I have always lovd these plants because they are so unusual looking, but I have never taken a really close look at one before, nor have I seen a brand new sprout! What a cool plant!!

If you would like to know more about Horsetails, Wiki has a super page here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equisetum

This image was taken in February, 2012. (Explored on February 12, 2011)

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 Cathlon
Cathlon
Super macro capture! Loving the touches of blue! It has the look of an olympic torch! :-)

Another Link in the Chain
6 years ago.
 Yvonne
Yvonne
Amazing - I would never even have thought it was a plant without your explanation.
6 years ago.
 Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld club
Astonishing - it could almost be a decorative architectural pillar on an old temple.
6 years ago.

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