Equisetum

[ UK /ˌiːkwɪsˈɛtəm/ ]
NOUN
  1. horsetails; coextensive with the family Equisetaceae
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  • We halted to noon under the shade of some fine large cottonwoods, our animals luxuriating on rushes, (_equisetum hyemale_,) which, along this river, were remarkably abundant. The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California To which is Added a Description of the Physical Geography of California, with Recent Notices of the Gold Region from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources
  • As this appeared to be the nearest point to the lake, where a suitable camp could be found, we directed our course to one of the groves, where we found a handsome encampment, with good grass and an abundance of rushes, (_equisetum hyemale_.) The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California To which is Added a Description of the Physical Geography of California, with Recent Notices of the Gold Region from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources
  • The pond is planted with equisetum, irises, and other water lovers.
  • Here for a moment it was lost in a damp hollow full of a high growth of mares-tail (_equisetum_), that curious whorled relic of ancient days; driven from that by a regular course of beating the ground, it led its pursuers upward among rough tumbled stones where the brambles tripped them, and here they lost it for a time. Cutlass and Cudgel
  • In the swamps and ditches of England there grows a plant called the horse-tail (equisetum), having a succulent, erect, jointed stem, with slender leaves, and a scaly catkin at the top. Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
  • Approximately 160 species of phanerogams, three club-mosses Lycopodium annotinum, Diphasiastrum alpinum and Huperzia selago, two horsetails Equisetum arvense and E. variegatum, and four ferns Cystopteris fragilis, Dryopteris fragrans, Woodsia ilvensis and Woodsia glabella occur in the nominated area. Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland
  • Over the meadows spread the regular Chinese-pagodas of the equisetum, (horsetail or scouring-rush,) and the rich coarse vegetation of the veratrum, or American hellebore. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861
  • The road in the afternoon was over the upper prairies, several miles from the river, and we encamped at sunset on one of its small tributaries, where an abundance of prele (_equisetum_) afforded fine forage to our tired animals. The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California To which is Added a Description of the Physical Geography of California, with Recent Notices of the Gold Region from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources
  • Surface material deposits from glaciers and icefields form moraines which are colonized by lichens and mosses, horsetail Equisetum sp., willows Salix spp., fire weed Epilobium sp., and mountain avens Dryas drummondii. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States
  • It's attached to the winter aconite, Eranthis hyemalis and also to a type of horsetail, Equisetum hyemale.
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