Equisetum fluviatile Linnaeus 1753 (Family Equisetaceae)

Height: 30-120cm
Perennial, Rhizomatous
Sporulation May - June

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Hexahydrofarnesyl Acetone
Diterpenoids Phytol
Flavonoids Apigenin, Kaempferol
Other Phenolics Caffeoylshikimic & Monocaffeyltartaric Acids
Other Acids Palmitic

Biotopes:
Peat Bogs and Mires
Spore Dispersal: Wind
Herbivores:
Dolerus cothurnatus Larva

Hydraecia micacea Larrva

Skye Flora: Water Horsetail


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