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Equisetum pratense

Equisetum pratense Ehrh.

Meadow horsetail

Equisetaceae (Horsetail Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: EQPR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Common throughout.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores contained within sporangia borne on peltate sporophylls.

Distribution

USA: AK , CT , IA , ID , IL , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NJ , NY , SD , VT , WI
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Forest Edge,Prairie/Meadow/Field,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Riparian,Swamp/Marsh

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Equisetum pratense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Equisetum pratense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Equisetum pratense

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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