West Highland Flora

Water Horsetail


Equisetum fluviatile

 

Equisetum fluviatile

Photo Carl Farmer
15 May 2003 Coulnacraggan, Skye

Common in lochs and ditches

Stems typically 5-10 mm in diameter

ID: Stems smooth, ridges very fine, about 10-30.  Usually no branches, if present then scattered and irregular.

Other features: Fertile stems are green like the sterile ones but with cone at end.

 

 

 

 

 

Equisetum fluviatile

Photo Carl Farmer
31 May 2003 Storr, Skye
Width 3.5 mm

  Equisetum fluviatile

Photo Carl Farmer

  Large central stem hollow

 

 

Back to species list
 

Equisetum fluviatile

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Sep 2001 Sligachan, Skye

  Equisetum fluviatile

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Sep 2001 Sligachan, Skye

 

Back to species list