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TAXONOMY COLLECTION
EQUISETOPSIDA

Author: Carl Linnaeus, 1753 
Family:  EQUISETACEAE
Origin:  Asia, Europe, North America
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Max
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2 centimetres
Height:  60-100 centimetres
Flower:  No, green cones
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Field Horsetail, Common Horsetail,  Bottlebrush, Foxtail, Horse Pipes, Pipe Weed, Jointed Rush, Cat's Tail, Mare's Tail, Pinetop, Pine Grass, Snake Grass, Shave Grass, Paddy's Pipe, Corn Horsetail, Toadpipe, PrÍle des Champs, Akerschachtelhalm, Cola de Caballo
Synonyms:  Equisetum boreale Bong. 1832. Equisetum saxicola Suksd. 1901. Equisetum calderi B. Boivin, 1960.
This member of the Equisetaceae family was described by Carl von Linnaeus in 1753. It is found from Asia over Europe o Northern America, growing in rich peat with lots of water and some sun. The stems can grow to 60 or even 100 centimetres, the tubers, formed on the rhizomes up to two centimetres in diameter. The cones are green.

The name Equisetum from Latin, equus; horse, and seta; bristle; animal hair. The species name arvense from Latin, arvum; field, cultivated land.

I have to admit it is a bit tiny to be called a caudex, but it is here as part of the Taxonomy Collection, and there are tiny root-bulbs....