• Equisetum x robertsii

    The hybrid between Equisetum telematia and E. arvense Discovered in 2000 at Traeth Lligwy on Anglesey.

  • Equisetum telmateia

    Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia dominating cliff top vegetation (sand over boulder clay) Traeth Lligwy Anglesey

  • Equisetum palustre

    A mixed stand of Equisetum palustre (centre) and E. arvense. Traeth Lligwy Anglesey Useful link re: E. palustre www.plantwise.org/KnowledgeBank/Datashee t.aspx?dsid=21621


  • Sleepy Hollow

    I'd actually stopped to check the Horsetail in this stream, and spotted the Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) asleep on the bank side vegetation.

  • Prehistoric swamp

    Young Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia) fronds spread out across a pond. Prees Heath Shropshire

  • Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)

    Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia). Prees Heath Shropshire


  • Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)

    Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia). Prees Heath Shropshire

  • Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia)

    Great Horsetail (Equisetum telmateia). Prees Heath Shropshire

  • Dutch Rush (Equisetum hyemale)

    Dutch Rush / Scouring Rush (Equisetum hyemale) Historically used for polishing arrows and pewter due to it's high silica content. Actually a native species, but shortages led to it being imported.


  • Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

    Fertile cones of Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

  • Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

    Sterile fronds of Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

  • Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

    Close up of a fertile cone and stem bract of Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)


  • Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

    Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Rhyl North Wales