Montana Outdoors

April 29, 2018

A little of Nature’s jewelry

Filed under: Spring, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 12:52 pm

 

Along with the wildflowers that brighten up springtime are these little plants which have no flowers but still have their own pretty display. I doubt that it is often seen because it only occurs in a rather brief part of spring, only when there has been dew during the night, the plants are small enough to be nearly hidden in some of the wide-bladed grasses, and the decorations disappear before noon. I always look forward to seeing them though.

Scouring Rush

Scouring Rush

Scouring Rush

Scouring Rush ~ Equisetum hyemale

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April 21, 2017

Decorated by the morning dew

This year there are very few scouring-rush showing up and they are very small but they are decorated every morning just as they always are in spring.

Scouring-rush

Scouring-rush

Scouring-rush

Scouring-rush

Scouring-rush

Scouring-rush Horsetail, Common Scouring-rush, Dutch Rush, Prairie Scouring-rush ~ Equisetum hyemale

April 26, 2014

Fountain of raindrops

Common Scouring-rush

Common Scouring-rush ~ Equisetum hyemale

(Usually not seen at this stage of its development, or early on a cold drizzly morning, with an old black stocking cap for a background; nor photographed from a nearly prone position in very wet, tall grass…)

April 19, 2010

A very common plant but…

Scouring-rush horsetail

this one was so nicely decorated!

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