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== Chapter 13. Equisetophyta ~ The Club Mosses and Horsetails ==
The Equisetophyta is a very old division—the plants of this division were among the first plants to grow on land. Equisetophyta are sometimes referred to as fern allies, as they have the same life cycles as ferns, and have similar developments that allow them to grow taller than the bryophytes.