March 10—Poplar and willow catkins started; also equisetum (horse-tail), saxifrage, and probably other water plants.
Insipid milk, and lead-coloured butter, from equisetum fluviatile.
equisetum silvaticum is our rarest horsetail; and our only clubmoss is Lycopodium clavatum.
In this connection his figuring young plants of equisetum attached to prothalli is interesting.
The corn-fields here produce Echioides (Lycopsis arvensis), and the woods the most slender kind of equisetum (sylvaticum).
Near the shore grew the Naked Horse-tail (equisetum hyemale), having a shoot springing from its root on each side.
At about 5,000 feet I first saw horsetails (equisetum), very like our own species.
Mike's Head is probably a popular name for the rush of the equisetum species, known as "horsetail."
One of the commonest forms is the field horse-tail (equisetum arvense), a very abundant and widely distributed species.
You know what lovely little fern or equisetum stalks of sapphire the filaments are; they beat me so, but they're coming nice.