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Family Equisetaceae
Equisetum laevigatum A.Braun
smooth horsetail, smooth scouring rush
Equisetum: Latin for "horsetail" from equus, "horse," and seta, "bristle"
laevigatum: smooth, free from hairs or roughness
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial fern ally
Habitat: open fields and shore

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Equisetum funstonii A.A.Eaton
Equisetum kansanum J.H.Schaffn.
Equisetum laevigatum A.Braun subsp. funstonii (A.A.Eaton) Hartm.
Hippochaete laevigata (A.Braun) Farw.

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