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Common Horsetail

Equisetum arvense


It has separate sterile non-reproductive and fertile spore-bearing stems, growing from a perennial underground rhizomatous stem system. The fertile stems are produced in early spring and are non-photosynthetic, while the green sterile stems start to grow after the fertile stems have wilted, and persist through the summer until the first autumn frosts. The plant contains several substances which can be used medicinally


It is a herbaceous perennial plant, native throughout the arctic and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

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Kortessem, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 50.81, Long: 5.41

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on Jun 9, 2012

Spotted for mission


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