Scientific name: Equisetum ramosissimum Desf.
Common name: Branched scouringrush
Status: State Prohibited weed. Listed as a weed of national significance (WoNS).
Habitat: Humid to cool regions in arid and high rainfall areas (Litvinova 1972, Madhusoodanan et al 1993). It is a weed of horticultural areas (vineyards and citrus orchards), lowland high-grass meadows, flood terraces and valleys (Babaev 1974, Maillet, 1980, Litvinova 1972, Protopapadakis 1985, Zaragoza and Maillet 1980).