Equisetum pratense

type

IMAGE

Meadow Horsetail

horsetail

species

see key to NE Equisetum

size(ft)

1-2

cut

.

decid.

deciduous

garden

no

ID tips

Delicate unforked branches; main stem sheaths green, teeth black and separate; branch sheath teeth deltate, clasping; siliceous protrusions, like tiny thorns, on main stem, especially towards apex just below nodes.

where .

ME

NH

VT
MA
RI
CT
click
U.
T
U
.W
0
0
for key

Comment

Uncommon in north, absent in south. Look for delicate branches.

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