Horsetails - Smooth Scouring Rush

Smooth Scouring Rush - Equisetum laevigatum

Smooth Scouring Rush, Smooth Horsetail - Equisetum laevigatum

NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

Smooth Scouring Rush derives its name because early seetlers and Indians used them for scouring and polishing. Their grittiness comes from the high silica content of their cells.

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