Taxon  Report   3024    
Equisetum laevigatum  A. Braun
Horsetail,  Smooth horsetail, Smooth scouring rush
Equisetum laevigatum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Equisetum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Equisetum fontinale
JEF + PLANTS: Equisetum funstonii
JEF + PLANTS: Equisetum kansanum
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More information about  Equisetum laevigatum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 16, 2020).