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Any of various nonflowering plants of the genus Equisetum, having a jointed hollow stem and narrow, sometimes much reduced leaves. Also called equisetum.

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Field Horsetail and Related Species (Equisetaceae)
patches or can lead to new infestations when root segments are transported.
Horsetails thrive in warm, dank, oxygen-starved conditions. Cover with Bark Mulch.
Horsetail Rx - sode
Weeds: Horsetail: Equisetum spp
Description: Field horsetail (Equisetum arvense) grows from a perennial, creeping root system.
The Ancient Horsetail
The Ancient Horsetail. We often get phone calls and questions about a unique group of plants. Horsetails can be considered living fossils.

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Horse tails stolen from Phoenix property
Horse tail thefts have also been reported in other states. The Arizona Horse Council said tail thefts are not common in Arizona but they do occur occasionally.
Dolphin watch For the sake of somebody else
They make toys out of natural flotsam like seaweed and jetsam like mangrove seedpods called horsetails. Dolphins toss the horsetails but wear the seaweed, wafting a strand between pectoral fin and fluke as if flaunting ribbons.
South Paris author will hold book signing
Excitement over 'early wood' find
Midland County Fair opens at noon today; Workers, youths busy getting ready on
Brins, a Horsetails 4-H club member, said, “Showing is fun but it's stressful too.

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Equisetum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "horsetail", often used for the entire group, arose because the branched species somewhat resemble a horse's tail.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is an herbal remedy dating back to at least ancient Roman and Greek medicine.
Horsetails (Equisetaceae)
Horsetails are generally small "strange" looking plants.
Introduction to the Sphenophyta
Yesterday's trees, today's horsetails.
Custom Horse Tails, Equine show horse tail enhancers, custom

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