Horsetail is a perennial plant
spreading by spores and by creeping rootstocks. It is not a flowering plant
but it is native to Canada. Many wildflower books do not list this plant,
I assume because it does not flower and displays characteristics of the
I include it because many individuals while walking the woods and streams may wonder what it is.
The picture above demonstrates its immature look; below, the mature plants.
Another strain of Horsetail,
Equisetum palustre, is poisonous.
Equisetum arvense is safe for use and is traditionally used for osteoarthritis and other related illnesses.
Source - Alexander Watson
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