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Branched scouringrush (Equisetum ramosissimum)

Potential Distribution

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).

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