variegated horsetail, variegated scouring rush
Etymology: Equisetum: Latin for "horsetail" from equus, "horse," and seta, "bristle"
Plants: perennial fern ally
Habitat: wet, sandy shores
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FACW USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Fern & Fern Allies: Photos, descriptions, information