To address your question in its entirety, the genus of ferns includes Equisetum. Horsetails is the common name given to these plants. A member of the fern family known scientifically as Equisetum (Eauisetopsida), Equisetum is an exceptionally rare plant. Their development is different and includes the production of spores.
Is horsetail a perennial?
The horsetail plant, often called a rough horse or scouring rush, is a non-flowering evergreen perennial that has the scientific name Equisetum hyemale. It has branched branches that are green and vertical. This plant is similar to ferns in that it does not generate seeds but rather reproduces through spores instead of seeds.
What is Horsetail used for?
The plant family Equisetaceae includes the herb known as horsetail, also known as Equisetum arvense.Other names for this plant include ‘bottle-brush’ and ‘horse herb.’ Since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, people have been making use of horsetail.The plant has a long history of usage as a medicinal herb, specifically for the treatment of bone loss (also known as osteoporosis), TB, and renal disorders.
What is Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)?
Arno Kroner is a board-certified acupuncturist, herbalist, and integrative medicine specialist who practices in Santa Monica, California. He holds a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree. The plant family Equisetaceae includes the herb known as horsetail, also known as Equisetum arvense. Other names for this plant include ‘bottle-brush’ and ‘horse herb.’
Why is it called variegated horsetail?
Horsetail with a striped pattern, also known as E. variegatum, is a shorter and more robust plant that is indigenous to the marshes of the northern United States and Canada. Because its black-and-white sheaths, which are seen on otherwise green stems, are more noticeable than those found on E. hyemalis, it is referred to as a ″variegated″ species.