Equisetum arvense L.

Common name

English: Field Horsetail

German: Acker-Schachtelhalm

Portuguese: Cavalinha

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Equisetophyta (2)

    Class: Equisetopsida (2)

      Order: Equisetales (2)

        Family: Equisetaceae (2)

          Genus: Equisetum (2)

           Epithet: arvense L. (4)

Synonym: Equisetum calderi Boivin

arvense => growing in fields

calderi => in honor of James Alexander Calder (1915–1990), Canadian botanist

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Equisetum arvense at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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