I suspect many casual nature watchers pass these plants by in woodlands and elsewhere and think "A fern!". There are, of course, various species of fern and some ferns are, actually a sub-family known as spleenworts. Horsetails are somewhat different but of the same general order of things. I am no expert on these difficult plants but in this series I try to shed some light on the species most likely to be encountered in Dorset.
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