Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Haiku: Dinosaurs

Rising horse tail trees
Paleozoic forest
Dinosaurs marching

Carpe Diem #149Tsukushi (horse tail)

Horse tail is the common term for a plant that is only living genus in Equisetaceae which reproduces from spores not seeds. Over one hundred million years ago the class Equisetopsida was much more diverse and dominated the late Paleozoic forests including large trees reaching 30 meters tall.