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

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

        

image of Equisetum arvense

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

        

image of Equisetum arvense

Gill Newberry    gn1_e_arvense_field_1

July-August        

image of Equisetum arvense

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

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

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.