In Episode 14 of the Plants are People too Podcast we take a look at the common and easily recognizable Equisetum genus of plants in the Equisetaceae Family - that's right a monotypic genus. This family of plants evolved during the Jurassic and reproduces similar to ferns via spores - no flowers or fruits on this one! Learn a little bit about the folk lore, and easily identified species in New England and for most of the United States. We also briefly look at Hippuris or (Mare's-tail) which IS a flowering plant in the Plantaginaceae Family.
Episode 14 is dedicated to our friend Jimmy Lucas who we will miss 1986 - 2022
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