Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC-SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist streambanks, bottomlands, moist disturbed sites, roadbanks, railroad banks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple - scale-like
in whorls that are fused at the base into a sheath

FRUIT:
Spring

 

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Monilophytes (ferns): Horsetails: Equisetales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Equisetum arvense   FAMILY Equisetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Equisetum arvense   FAMILY Equisetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 002-01-001:
Equisetum arvense   FAMILY Equisetaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Horsetail


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image of Equisetum arvense, Field Horsetail

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_eqar_001_lvd

        

image of Equisetum arvense, Field Horsetail

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_eqar_005_lvd

        

image of Equisetum arvense, Field Horsetail

Gill Newberry    gn1_e_arvense_field_1

July-August        

image of Equisetum arvense, Field Horsetail

Gill Newberry    gn1_e_arvense_field_2

July-August        

Node sheaths slightly flaring, teeth 6-12, brown-tipped, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Equisetum arvense, Field Horsetail

Gill Newberry    gn1_e_arvense_field_ho

July-August        

Sterile stems green, with slender branches in whorls at nodes, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Equisetum arvense, Field Horsetail

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmearvense_nantahala

Month Unknown        NC

Nantahala National Forest

Sterile stems profusely branched in whorls at all but basal & apical few nodes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.