Horsetail plants are a type of fern. Horsetails are seedless vascular pants that reproduce through spores and not by seeds. The branched species somewhat resembles a horse’s tail. Horsetail plants or scouring rushes belong to the genus Equisetum. The species that have branching forms are commonly called horsetails, and the scouring rushes are the unbranched species. Equisetum prefers moist or wet ecosystems. They are often found growing along river streams and on the edges of woodlands.
Kingdom Plantae living organisms can be grouped into the following plant categories: Dicot Plants, Fern Plants, Green Algae Plants, Gymnosperm Plants, Hornwort Plants, Horsetail Plants, Lichen, Liverwort, Lycopod, Monocot, Moss, Quillwort, and Whiskfern. Learn more…
What is a Plant?
A plant is one of the two groups into which all living organisms are traditionally divided into; the other being animals. A plant is usually a stationery living organism and as such needs to absorb nutrients from its surroundings in order to grow and survive. Typically plants have roots which are the organs of a plant that normally lie below the surface of the soil; however there are some types of plants which do have aerial roots. Within the scientific classification chart plants belong to the Kingdom Plantae family.