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

 

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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