common horsetail

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Related to common horsetail: field horsetail, Equisetum arvense, Common Butterbur
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Noun1.common horsetail - of Eurasia and Greenland and North Americacommon horsetail - of Eurasia and Greenland and North America
horsetail - perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America
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caj z [praslicky.sub.GEN] rolnejGEN 'tea from common horsetail'.
Ym marchrawn yr ardir (Equisetum arvense) y 'field horestail' neu'r 'common horsetail' yn Saesneg a'r marchrawn mawr (Equisetum telmateia; giant horsetail) mae yna goesyn sy'n cynhyrchu'r sborau a dim byd arall.
At first sight, elegia capensis looks more like a giant version of the common horsetail than a reed but it makes a good feature plant next to a pond, a swimming pool or in the garden where it can grow to more than two metres.