• Equisetum x robertsii

    The hybrid between Equisetum telematia and E. arvense Discovered in 2000 at Traeth Lligwy on Anglesey.

  • Equisetum telmateia

    Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia dominating cliff top vegetation (sand over boulder clay) Traeth Lligwy Anglesey

  • Equisetum palustre

    A mixed stand of Equisetum palustre (centre) and E. arvense. Traeth Lligwy Anglesey Useful link re: E. palustre www.plantwise.org/KnowledgeBank/Datashee t.aspx?dsid=21621


  • Sleepy Hollow

    I'd actually stopped to check the Horsetail in this stream, and spotted the Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) asleep on the bank side vegetation.

  • Prehistoric swamp

    Young Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia) fronds spread out across a pond. Prees Heath Shropshire

  • Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)

    Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia). Prees Heath Shropshire


  • Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)

    Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia). Prees Heath Shropshire

  • Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)

    Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia). Prees Heath Shropshire

  • Dutch Rush (Equisetum hyemale)

    Dutch Rush / Scouring Rush (Equisetum hyemale) Historically used for polishing arrows and pewter due to it's high silica content. Actually a native species, but shortages led to it being imported.


  • Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

    Fertile cones of Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

  • Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

    Sterile fronds of Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

  • Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

    Close up of a fertile cone and stem bract of Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)


  • Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

    Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Rhyl North Wales

  • Fern records

    Playing around with QGIS today mapping my fern, clubmoss, quillwort and horsetail records from last year. Pleanty from the Clwydians, Snowdonia and Anglesey, with two excursions in England - the Moonwort Survey in Yorkshire, and some odd records from Shr…

  • Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

    A large stand of Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile). Gwernengan, Sychnant Pass


  • Field horsetails (Equisetum arvense)

    Fertile cones of the Fied horsetail (Equisetum arvense), the more familiar sterile fronds can be seen in the background. Gronant Dunes, North Wales

  • Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

    Stems of Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile) and Water Lobelia (Lobelia dortmanna) in Llyn Idwal. Cwm Idwal SSSI, SAC, RAMSAR Site Snowdonia NP

  • [1428] Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella)

    Caught two of these last night - nothing to do with Horsetail's at all, but it was the only thing I had laying around that the moth would settle on. This is a female Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella), and the larvae feed on the comb inside bumble bee and wasp…


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