Calflora
Taxon  Report   3026    
Equisetum telmateia  Ehrh.  ssp. braunii  (J. Milde) Hauke
Giant horse tail,  Giant horsetail
Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
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Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
© 2013 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: EQUISETACEAE  
Genus: Equisetum
Parent: Equisetum telmateia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Equisetum telmateia var. braunii

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Equisetum telmateia var. braunii
More information about  Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (EQTEB)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 11, 2018).

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