Meadow Horsetail (Equisetum pratense)


Equisetum Pratense, or more commonly know as Meadow Horsetail, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Equisetum. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Equisetum Pratense or Meadow Horsetail's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Horsetail
  • Genus: Equisetum
  • Family: Equisetaceae
  • Order: Equisetales
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Division: Equisetophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) IL (T) NH (T) NJ (E) NY (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (meadow horsetail) IL (meadow horsetail) NH (meadow horsetail) NJ (meadow horsetail) NY (meadow horsetail)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 3(FACW) 4(FACW) 5(NI) 8(NI) 9(FACW) A(FACW)

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