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