horsetail

horsetail

Observation - horsetail - UK and Ireland. Description: The first three photos show a horsetail growing in shade under trees ,in long grass on wet soil next to a stream which frequently floods.About 16ins tall,spindly with flower and leaves on the same stem.The last photo is of a forest of horsetails which are

The first three photos show a horsetail growing in shade under trees ,in long grass on wet soil next to a stream which frequently floods.About 16ins tall,spindly with flower and leaves on the same stem.The last photo is of a forest of horsetails which are growing in a bog about 20 meters away.These are in more light and over 2ft tall . I do not think they have fruiting bodies at the moment.I do not know if they are the same species growing in different conditions.