The Butchart Chronicles : August 29, 2014

Photo: Fireworks or Ferns?

These aren't fireworks, though on a passing glance one might be fooled! This is Equisetum, more commonly known as the horsetail fern, a living fossile as it is the only living genus of the entire class Equisetopsida, which for over 100 million years dominated the understory of late paleozoic forests.

Fireworks or Ferns?