Equisetum sylvaticum   Wood Horsetail CCC DD N

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This is an easy horsetail to identify with its small, light green, drooping branches. The branches themselves are further divided the only one of the Equisetum genus to show this characteristic. Although it is called Wood Horsetail I find it in open spaces - marshy ones of course, just like many of the horsetails.

E. sylvaticum is found throughout Wales, Scotland, northern England and Ireland but is scattered in southern England and Ireland.

Bike track, near Alvanley, Cheshire 1st May 2005

Added on 2nd May 2005, updated 1st January 2009, updated 29th March 2010

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