Equisetum


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Equisetum

any pteridophyte plant of the genus Equisetum, comprising the horsetails. The plant is herbaceous, has rhizomes and a vertical stem with whorls of scale leaves, and is often found growing in water and damp conditions. It is the last living representative of the order Equisetales, members of which, during the time of the dinosaurs, grew as high as trees and were probably a major food source.

Equisetum

genus of the fern ally family Equisetaceae. These plants have a high content of thiaminase, and horses which eat a lot of them, usually in their hay, develop thiamin deficiency. This is characterized by incoordination, falling, bradycardia and severe cardiac irregularity. Response to treatment with thiamin is rapid and complete.
Includes E. arvense, E. hyemale, E. laevigatum, E. limosum, E. palustre, E. ramosissimum. Called also horsetails, foxtails, marestails.
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Compost teas can be made with great results using the Phieffer field spray, BD #500, and fermented equisetum tea.
Swampy land, on the other hand, would be filled with plants which can grow in oxygen-starved soil because of special air-containing tissue: Equisetum (horsetail or scouring rush), rushes (Juncus), Scirpus, Alisma, Sagittaria and Sparganium.
The Chipman area is now referred to as our Central Area; Red Earth, Equisetum and Otter are the cornerstones of our Northern Area.
However, intermediate-type AM morphology was reported in roots of Lycopodium paniculatum and Equisetum bogotense from temperate forests of Patagonia, Argentina (Fernandez et al.
Grazed plots were characterized by Bouteloua gracilis, while nongrazed plots were characterized by Equisetum laevigatum and Kochia scoparia (Table 1).
These included an old hot water tank hidden behind a painted breezeblock wall, a wide stainless steel water spout manufactured to Glen's design by a local engineer, and lined planters either side of a square pond to house elegant, architectural spikes of the fast-growing and hardy equisetum, also known as horsetail.
In particular, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Galium aparine, Equisetum arvense, B1 and B6 are noted for their diuretic actions.
Equisetum is the only remaining representative of the once abundant and diverse subdivision Sphenophytina.
In this macrophytic lake 22 plant species have been recorded (Maemets 1968), among which Typha angustifolia, Phragmites communis, Equisetum limosum, Schoenoplectus lacustris and Carex are prevailing in the littoral zone.
INCI: Prunus amygdalus(almond)oil (and) Equisetum arvense extract