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Marsh Horsetail

(Equisetum palustre)

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Description

Equisetum pratense, commonly known as meadow horsetail, shade horsetail or shady horsetail, is a plant species belonging to the division of horsetails (Equisetophyta). Shade horsetail can be commonly found in forests with tall trees or very thick foliage that can provide shade. They also tend to grow closer and thicker around streams, ponds and rivers.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Equisetophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Equisetales
Family:Equisetaceae
Genus:Equisetum
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