Jul. 30, 2020

Dwarf horsetail crosses a line

Borders are useful. My lot, your lot. Our city, not our city. Michigan, or that state to the south that Michigan fans don't say the name of. But borders can also be a little arbitrary. Dwarf horsetail would have been a Michigan species a long time ago if the Toledo War between those states had turned out differently. One day there will be a range map for this species that colors in the whole state of Michigan, and it will look like a bigger deal. On the ground it will still just be a scrawny little plant that barely crept across the border. But it's a brave little thing. This one was actually growing on the cement slab of the basketball court.