- Family: horsetail (Equisetaceae)
- Habitat: moist forests, swamps, and wet meadows
- Height: 10 to 30 inches
- Location of spores: in cones at the top of stems. Cone-bearing stems are initially brown and unbranched, but turn green and branched after releasing the spores.
- Persistence: deciduous
- Origin: native
Photographed in Newfoundland, Canada in mid-July.
An old cone that has shed its spores and turned brown. Photographed in Newfoundland, Canada in mid-July.
Woodland horsetail has a lacy appearance, caused by the fact that the horizontal branches branch multiple times. Photographed in Ontario, Canada in late August.
Photographed near Ottawa, Ontario in mid-June.