Horsetail used to be confined to the mouth of Coal Creek now it is on the floodplain on the true right.
NZTM E1509781 N5366752
Not seen in this area before
Found along the VRE trail
Dense growth of horsetails close to bank of Arthur River.
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.