Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on riverbanks, in alluvial floodplains, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Monilophytes (ferns): Horsetails: Equisetales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine   FAMILY Equisetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Equisetum hyemale var. affine   FAMILY Equisetaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 002-01-002:
Equisetum hyemale var. affine   FAMILY Equisetaceae

Hippochaete hyemalis ssp. affinis

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Scouring Rush, River Scouring Rush


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image of Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_eqro_001_lvd

        

image of Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_hyemale_affine_5152

April    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

image of Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_hyemale_affine_5154

April    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Leaves scale-like, in whorls. Sporangia in a terminal cone-like cluster, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_hyemale_affine_1

May    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Stems evergreen, unbranched, bamboo-like, fertile and sterile alike, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.