Lexicon: Horsetail

Common Name: Horsetail (Shavegrass) Latin Name: Equisetum arvense Horsetail has a recorded history going back 350 million years to the Devonian era. A living fossil, the plant at that time was as large as palm trees. The present living genus of the family Equisetaceae is the only living genus that reproduces by spores opposed to … Continued