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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26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

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(605) 745-4600
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