Enter if you dare!
These tall green guardians stretched over into the path, daring us to venture further down the Hummocks Trail. The payment for passing these guardians was a steep price for those who could not stand the tickling by the feather like fronds — LOL!
After the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, this plant was one of the first pioneers to brave growing in the devastated area! Horesetail, Snake Grass, Scouring Rush, Puzzle Grass are just some of its aliases — It’s scientific alias – Equisetum – (equus – Horse) (seta – Bristle).
A Pioneer’s Best Friend
Due to the lack of steel wool cleaning pads in Pioneer days – this plant was a pioneer’s dream come true for cleaning pots and pans! Snap! Snap! Snap! Simply break the plant into it’s very convenient segments and you have some great scour power for after those yummy campfire meals!
Oddly enough – even though this plant is called Horsetail – it is poisonous to horses!
(Horsetail - pic from wikipedia)
(The End! - Pic from public domain)
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
Adventure to be continued…