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Field Horsetail

Equisetum arvense

Description:

Equisetum arvense, the Field Horsetail or Common Horsetail, is a herbaceous perennial plant, native throughout the arctic and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. 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.

Habitat:

Between the Grass in the Dunes of Terschelling.


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Brinschk
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Brinschk

Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands

Lat: 53.42, Long: 5.40

Spotted on Apr 30, 2013
Submitted on Apr 30, 2013

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