Calflora
Taxon  Report   3025 
Equisetum palustre  L.
Marsh horsetail
Equisetum palustre
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Equisetum palustre
© University and Jepson Herbaria
Equisetum palustre, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3 (review list).   8th Edition

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Plant Characteristics
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Equisetum palustre
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Family: EQUISETACEAE  
Genus: Equisetum
Communities:
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Equisetum palustre var. americanum
PLANTS: Equisetum palustre var. simplicissimum
More information about  Equisetum palustre
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (EQPA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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