Equisetum diffusum

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Himalayan horsetail
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Equisetales
Family: Equisetaceae
Genus: Equisetum
Subgenus: E. subg. Equisetum
Species: E. diffusum
Binomial name
Equisetum diffusum

The Himalayan horsetail (Equisetum diffusum) is a perennial that averages at 10-25 inches. The Himalayas plant is silica rich and has a rhizomatous stem. This shiny brown stem can have many small hair-like roots and may also grow tubers.

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