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  Equisetum fluviatile L. image
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Family Equisetaceae
Equisetum fluviatile L.
pipes, river horsetail, water horsetail
Equisetum: Latin for "horsetail" from equus, "horse," and seta, "bristle"
fluviatile: from a river
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, to 40" tall, semi-aquatic, emergent aquatic, stem is 80% hollow; stems hollow, stiff, with vertical ridges, contain much silica, jointed at nodes,; from rhizomes
Leaf:15-20 pointed, dark brown-black, toothed membrane circling each node
Habitat: moist; marshes, shallows, water less than 40" deep
Notes: genus dates from 300 million year ago
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Equisetum fluviatile L. f. linnaeanum (Döll) M.Broun
Equisetum fluviatile L. f. minus (R.Br.) M.Broun
Equisetum fluviatile L. f. natans (Vict.) M.Broun
Equisetum fluviatile L. var. limosum (L.) Gilbert
Equisetum limosum L.

         
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