OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Monilophytes (ferns): Horsetails: Equisetales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Equisetum praealtum   FAMILY Equisetaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Scouring-rush, River Scouring-rush


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image of Equisetum praealtum, Tall Scouring-rush, River Scouring-rush

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

        

image of Equisetum praealtum, Tall Scouring-rush, River Scouring-rush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_e_hyemale_affine_5152

April    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

image of Equisetum praealtum, Tall Scouring-rush, River Scouring-rush

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 praealtum, Tall Scouring-rush, River Scouring-rush

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Equisetum praealtum   FAMILY Equisetaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

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

 

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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)

Habitat: Riverbanks, alluvial floodplains, per Weakley's Flora

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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