Equisetum arvense Linnaeus 1753 (Family Equisetaceae)

Height: 10-70cm
Perennial, Rhizomatous
Sporulation April - May

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Thymol
Sesquiterpenoids Hexahydrofarnesyl Acetone
Diterpenoids Phytol
Saponins Equisetonin
Flavonoids Apigenin, Chloroapigenin, Gossypetin, Genkwanin, Herbacetin, Hyperoside,
Isoquercitrin, Kaempferol, Luteolin, Protogenkwanin, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Caffeic, Caffeoylshikimic, Cinnamic, Coumaric, Dicaffeoyltartaric, Ferulic,
Gallic, Hydroxybenzoic, Monocaffeyltartaric, Protocatechuic, & Vanillic Acids
Other Acids Ascorbic, Equisetolic, Polienic, Silicic
Sterols Campasterol, Isofucosterol, Sitosterol

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Spore Dispersal: Wind
Herbivores:
Dolerus vestigialis Larva

Hydraecia micacea Larrva

Skye Flora: Field Horsetail


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