Field Horsetail

Latin Name:

Equisetum arvense

Manx Name:



April - August

Locations where this species is found:
Ballaugh Curraghs, Silverburn River, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, River Neb, Fleshwick, Ballannette

Also known as "snake grass" and "puzzlegrass", these plants reproduce by spores rather than seeds.

Horsetails have been found in fossils dating back from over 100 million years ago, so they are considered to be a "living fossil".

The Manx name for horsetails is "gollianagh".
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