Taxon  Report   3026    
Equisetum telmateia  Ehrh.  ssp. braunii  (J. Milde) Hauke
Giant horse tail,  Giant horsetail
Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Genus: Equisetum
Parent: Equisetum telmateia
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Equisetum telmateia var. braunii

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Equisetum telmateia var. braunii
More information about  Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
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: Mar 28, 2020).