Taxon  Report   3024 
Equisetum laevigatum  A. Braun
Horsetail,  Smooth horsetail, Smooth scouring rush
Equisetum laevigatum
© 2005 James M. Andre
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Equisetum laevigatum
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
Equisetum laevigatum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Equisetum laevigatum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Equisetum laevigatum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Genus: Equisetum
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Equisetum kansanum
PLANTS: Equisetum laevigatum ssp. funstonii
PLANTS: Hippochaete laevigata
TJM2 + PLANTS: Equisetum funstonii
More information about  Equisetum laevigatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 18, 2018).

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