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Water Horsetail

Observed: 12th May 2013 By: anonymous spotter
Water Horsetail
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Species with which Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile) interacts

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Equisetum fluviatile

I would be very surprised if Tim Rich's ID was not correct but the best way to be sure is to break the stem of one of the shoots in half. In E. fluviatile the stem is almost completely hollow with just a narrow ring of tissue round the side, rather like a drinking straw. In fact you can feel that it is hollow just by squeezing the stem which will feel springy.