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Smooth Horsetail

Equisetum laevigatum

Description:

Cane like or bamboo like plant growing in early spring in a shaded area of forest.

3 Species ID Suggestions

Smooth Horsetail
Equisetum laevigatum Equisetum laevigatum
jillmbader
jillmbader 9 years ago
Giant Cane
Arundinaria gigantea
Horsetail
Equisetum sp. Equisetum


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3 Comments

starla100
starla100 9 years ago

I always though this was called snake grass.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

I have suggested two IDs:

The Smooth Horsetail, which by my speculation, seems to be the species you have here.

The Horsetail, which is a general species ID for what you have here. It is definitely a horsetail (Equisetum sp.), so this may be your safer and less specific bet.

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LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 9 years ago

Horsetail of some kind (Equisetum sp.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsetail

Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 13, 2012

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