Smooth Scouringrush:  Equisetum (Horsetail) Hyemale  affine
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June 9, 2005 - Butterfield Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

Scouringrush is found along streambanks and in dry soils.  Leaves are at the stem nodes and are scale-like appendages. 
The stems have a spore producing cone at the tip, are coarse with evergreen stems,
have bands at the base of each collar and are hollow. The plant is considered invasive by some sources.

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