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Field Horsetail

Fertile stems of Field Horsetail
beside the Lancaster canal
As a weed in public gardens,
Lyme Regis
Emerging cone by the Lune estuary.
Compare with Daisy for size
Cone with spores 
Close-up of spores 
Stem sheath with few teeth
Emerging vegetative stems
Larger veg. stems
Whorls of spreading branches 
Close-up of stem nodes with few
teeth on the sheath