Connecticut Plants
Marsh Horsetail
Equisetum palustre L.
  • Family: horsetail (Equisetaceae)
  • Habitat: marshes, swamps, ditches, and streambanks
  • Height: 10 to 30 inches
  • Location of spores: in cones at the top of the green stems
  • Persistence: deciduous
  • Origin: native

Photographed in Newfoundland, Canada in mid-July.


Closeup of the cone of the plant in the first photo.