common horsetail

Equisetum hyemale

  • common horsetail
  • common horsetail
  • Flower name
    common horsetail
  • Scientific name
    Equisetum hyemale
  • Alias歯磨草, 木賊, 研草, はみがきぐさ, common horsetail, Taiwan scouring rush, Tokusa
  • Place of originTemperate regions of the northern hemisphere, Japan
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August

What is common horsetail

Common horsetail or Tokusa (scientific name:Equisetum hyemale) is a hardwood perennial in the family Equisetaceaee native to temperate region of the northern hemisphere including Japan. It gathers stems like ultramarine bamboo standing upright from the rhizome. The stem is hollow with many knots. There is a jagged hakama with green leaves deformed around the clause. In the summer, it takes out the spiked stem with the spore leaf group from the tip of the stem and skim the spores. Since it is a fern, there are no flowers. Applications are made with ornamental garden plant, Ikebana material, abrasive using stalk.

Common name: Common horsetail or Tokusa, Scientific name: Equisetum hyemale L., aka: Tokusa, toothpaste (common trace), common horsetail, Taiwan scouring rush, Origin: temperate region of the northern hemisphere including Japan, plant height: 30 to 100 cm, leaf color: green, flowering period: July to August, age of observation: anniversary.


  • Eye
    Equisetales
  • Family
    Equisetaceae
  • Genus
    Equisetum
  • Species
    E. hyemale
  • Type of flower
  • Array of flower
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
    Other
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typehardwood perennial grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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