Mark at Magdalen's picture

Wood Horsetail?

Observed: 21st October 2012 By: Mark at MagdalenMark at Magdalen’s reputation in PlantsMark at Magdalen’s reputation in PlantsMark at Magdalen’s reputation in PlantsMark at Magdalen’s reputation in PlantsMark at Magdalen’s reputation in Plants
Equisetum
Description:

In damp woodland.

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cicuta58's picture

Horsetail

It is hard to see the detail, but this looks more like a straggly E. arvense. I cannot see any branching.

cicuta58

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Not Wood Horsetail

Hi Graeme - mis-clicked should be 'likely to be but not certain'. I was worried about the degree of branching. Some of these plants were about 75-80cm tall and certainly taller than any E. arvense I have seen. Did wonder about Equisetum telmateia.
Since your comment I've also checked on the 'New Atlas of the British & Irish Flora' CD and wood horsetail has not been recorded in this location, so it looks like I got it wrong.