Smooth Scouring-rush - Equisetum laevigatum
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Approximately 50 collections at MONTU from mainly western Montana.
Stems monomorphic, hollow, usually unbranched, annual, 20–100 cm × 2-8 mm with 10 to 32 ridges. Sheaths green with a terminal black band, the black teeth quickly deciduous. Strobili 10–20 mm, usually blunt. Stems are lighter green and less leathery than those of Equisetum hyemale (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Throughout much of MT; BC to QC south to CA, TX, and IL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Moist grasslands, woodlands, vernally inundated depressions, roadsides; plains, valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.