Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

  • English
    • field horsetail
    • common horsetail
    • Scouring Rush
    • Mare’s tail
  • French
    • Prêle des champs
  • Russian
    • Хвощ полевой
  • German
    • Acker-Schachtelhalm
    • Zinnkraut
  • Italian
    • Equiseto dei campi
  • Japanese
    • スギナ
  • Scientific Names
    • Equisetum arvense
    • Equisetum arvense alpestre
    • Equisetum arvense boreale
    • Equisetum arvense campestre
  • Vermont Flora Codes
    • EQUARV
  • Finnish
    • peltokorte

Guide Colors

 

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Invite photos from other sites »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

kayla11

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

May 25, 2016 05:44 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

jnkelly

Date

May 25, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

koalaguy

Date

May 25, 2016 03:10 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

charlie

Date

May 24, 2016 12:15 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

mascio

Date

May 24, 2016 12:33 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

kmreagan

Date

May 21, 2016 01:55 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

srall

Date

May 15, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

echo-dash

Date

May 19, 2016

Description

fern

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

philo

Date

May 18, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

rileypollom

Date

May 20, 2016 05:57 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

field horsetail Equisetum arvense

Observer

lella

Date

May 21, 2016
View all observations

Description from Wikipedia

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.

No range data available.
Member of the iNaturalist Network   |   Powered by iNaturalist open source software