Everyday life

Freworks of green! πŸ’š

A pop of color for today’s post! 😊

Rastavici by Danijela D
snapped this picture at Debeli lug, Serbia

This beautiful example of nature’s diversity is Equisetum arvense, Equisetaceae. You might know it as Field horsetail plant, Β since its latin name is derived from words ‘equus‘ – horse and ‘seta‘ – bristle.

This plants grow in watery places such as meadows or streams and river areas.

Rastavic

It has gorgeous, delicate structure. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’šπŸŒ±

That said, imagine that once upon a time, hundreds of milion years ago, they were dominant species and could grow over 20m high. 😊 Fossils of those ancient plants are today’s source of coal. Β These days they usually grow up to 1.2m, even though some plants (Mexican gigant horsetail) might reach up to 8m.

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