Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Equisetum laevigatum A. Braun
(Smooth Scouring Rush)
Equisetum kansanum Schaffner
Equisetum laevigatum is similar to Equisetum hyemale subsp. affine. The leaf sheaths have only one dark band. Equisetum laevigatum is also usually shorter when mature than Equisetum hyemale subsp. affine.
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Equisetum laevigatum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Canyon, May 23, 2007
Equisetum laevigatum, closeup of one dark band at sheath tip, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Canyon, May 23, 2007
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