Calflora
Taxon  Report   3025    
Equisetum palustre  L.
Marsh horsetail
Equisetum palustre, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
California Rare Plant Rank: 3 (review list).   CNPS Inventory
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Observation Search
(6 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
Family: EQUISETACEAE  
Genus: Equisetum

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Equisetum palustre var. americanum
PLANTS: Equisetum palustre var. simplicissimum
More information about  Equisetum palustre
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (EQPA)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 13, 2020).