Giant horsetail (Equisetum giganteum) is a South- and Central American native plant that thrives in moist soil. It spreads vigorously and should be contained if grown in warm climates. Its prehistoric-looking stems and stacked whorls of branchlets may leave you expecting a pterodactyl to fly by.
Photo taken in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
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