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Equisetum pratense Detail of sheath and teeth (leaves) of Equisetum pratense. Growing in a moist seepy area along a river under White Cedar (Thuja Occidentalis) trees. Equisetum pratense,Geotagged,Meadow horsetail,Minnesota,Spring,United States,white cedar Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Equisetum pratense

Detail of sheath and teeth (leaves) of Equisetum pratense. Growing in a moist seepy area along a river under White Cedar (Thuja Occidentalis) trees.

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Equisetum pratense, commonly known as meadow horsetail, shade horsetail or shady horsetail, is a widespread horsetail (Equisetophyta) fern. Shade horsetail can be commonly found in forests with tall trees or very thick foliage that can provide shade and tends to grow closer and thicker around streams, ponds and rivers. The specific epithet pratense is Latin, meaning pasture or meadow dwelling.

The sterile stem is slender, green and has whorled branches that grow horizontal (parallel to.. more

Similar species: Horsetails
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded May 31, 2019. Captured May 28, 2019 12:08 in Onion River Rd, Tofte, MN 55615, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/60s
  • ISO80
  • 4.2mm