Horsetail

04 October 2020

From colonisers of carparks to infiltrators of lawns this collection is a celebration of those weedy wonders which bring life and diversity to otherwise barren places. Not only are many weeds fantastic pioneers of extremely challenging environments such as the cracks in a pavement or a baking hot motorway verge but many of them are also extremely valuable sources of pollen and nectar to many insects.

Known as a 'living fossil' there is evidence that horsetail formed a large part of dinosaur diets, the young stems have been known to be eaten by humans too, kind of like a weird asparagus.