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Observed: 14th April 2010 By: RowanRowan’s reputation in PlantsRowan’s reputation in PlantsRowan’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Thin stalk, about 100 - 150mm tall, pinky/brown, in scrub and bramble

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) interacts

Comments

Kluut's picture

Species?

It is certainly a species of mare's tail/horsetail/catweed, but there are several species in the UK. Is this one arvense?

Dioctria's picture

Species?

I'm not certain, I just think it's the most likely given the cone form, habitat and the fact that it has appeared before the sterile stems. The only other one I wondered about was Great Horsetail. I'm always happy to be corrected though! :)

David

Kluut's picture

You won't be by me :-)

You won't be by me :-)

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Great Horse Tail

Equisetrum telmateia on base rich clay soils

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
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http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

Chris Metherell's picture

E. telmateia or E. arvense?

There are two UK horsetails which exhibit this colourless male spike - E. arvense and E. telmateia. E. telmateia has very large cones on the fertile spikes and this looks much more like the proportions associated with E. arvense. However photographs can be deceptive!

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland