Image: T. Rich
Sean isn't the only one with a story to tell about the quest to see an elusive plant. Another of our New Journal of Botany authors is Peter Llewellyn, who co-authored this paper on Horsetail hybrids (this one is also members-only, sorry!).
I heard that Peter had set himself the challenge of finding one of those infuriating little rarities which will insist on growing in the most inaccessible places. So I contacted him and asked if he would spill the beans: what was his quarry and was he successful in finding it? Peter has agreed to tell us the whole story but we'll have to wait until this Sunday evening for the first installment: once we are all sitting comfortably, then he'll begin.