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Equisetum arvense,
Field Horsetail

Family Equisetaceae
field horsetail

Field Horsetail fertile stalks, Mason County, MI, May 2010
fertile stalks appear before sterile stalks, then die back. Note pale color, and dark sheaths (teeth-like things). Sheaths are relatively long and each tooth is separate from others.
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