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Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
[Bottlebrush, Foxtail, Horse Pipes, Pipe Weed,
Jointed Rush, Cat's Tail, Mare's Tail, Pinetop,
Pine Grass, Snake Grass, Shave Grass,
Paddy's Pipe, Corn Horsetail, Toadpipe (UK)]

A rush-like plant which is common throughout Nova Scotia. The aboveground parts of horsetail (fresh or dried) are used for medicinal purposes. ( See University of Maryland Medical Center, http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/horsetail-000257.htm : 16/12/2009 )


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Peter Landry

2011