Although my choice of groupings is not taxonomically correct (ferns, trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers), I didn't want to lump these two groups into wildflowers. They are substantially different from both the ferns and the angiosperms (trees, vines, & wildflowers) and deserve their own page.


Lycopodium dendroideum (Ground Pine) (Willard's Woods, 6/17/12 1pm)

Diphasiastrum tristachyum? (Blue running cedar) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/23/12 2pm) The branches are not strongly flattened like D. digitatum, although they are a little flattened, but I couldn't see any annual constrictions. None of the plants in the patch I found looked particularly blue, either.


(Lower Vine Brook, 4/21/10 2pm, 5/18/13 10am) I stumbled across a photo on Sam Jaffe's excellent Pbase pages that showed that this first photo is a photo of a horsetail plant in the genus Equisetum. It looks like there are 4 species in MA, and I can't tell which one this is. It is a spore-producer, so I don't feel too bad about having originally mistaken it for a fungus.

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