Field Horsetail – 6/4/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/4/20

Observation Time: 11:20 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Field Horsetail

Scientific Name: Equisetum arvense

Comments: Field horsetail, a perennial plant of genus Equisetum, is the only living representative of the very ancient and primitive class Sphenopsida, tree-sized members of which were prominent in the land vegetation of the Carboniferous era (353-300 million years ago).

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