Equisetum sylvaticum Linnaeus 1753 (Family Equisetaceae)

Height: 15-80cm
Perennial, Rhizomatous
Sporulation April - May

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Kaempferol, Quercetin
Other Phenolics Caffeoylshikimic & Monocaffeyltartaric Acids
Other Acids Equisetin

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

Skye Flora: Wood Horsetail


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