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Equisetum arvense  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 17152

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Equisetum calderi B. Boivin
    Equisetum arvense var. alpestre Wahlenb.
    Equisetum arvense var. boreale (Bong.) Rupr.
    Equisetum arvense var. campestre Wahlenb.
    Equisetum arvense var. riparium Farw.
  Common Name(s): prÍle des champs [French]
    common horsetail [English]
    field horsetail [English]
    scouringrush [English]
    western horsetail [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                   ClassPolypodiopsida  – leptosporangiate ferns  
                            FamilyEquisetaceae  – horsetails  
                               GenusEquisetum L. – scouring rush, prÍle, scouringrush, horsetail  
                                  SubgenusEquisetum (Equisetum) L.  
                                     SpeciesEquisetum arvense L. – prÍle des champs, common horsetail, field horsetail, scouringrush, western horsetail  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Equisetaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Equisetum arvense   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Equisetum arvense   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Equisetum arvense   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Equisetum arvense   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Des Marais, David L., Alan R. Smith, Donald M. Britton and Kathleen M. Pryer  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolution of Extant Horsetails, Equisetum, Based onChloroplast DNA Sequence Data (rbcL and trnL-F)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: International Journal of Plant Sciences, vol. 164, no. 5   
  Page(s): 737-751   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1058-5893   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Equisetum arvense   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Southern Asia  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  






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