Common horsetail/ Sugina

Equisetum arvense/ Common horsetail/ スギナ、ツクシ

学名/ Botanical name : Equisetum arvense

シノニム/ Synonym : Equisetum arvense subsp. Arvense, Allosites arvense, Equisetum boreale

英名/ English common name :  Common horsetail

英別名/ Alternative English name:  field horsetail, marestails, scouring rush, toad pipe

日本名 和名/ Japanese common name : スギナ 杉菜、接続草

日本名別名/ Alternate Japanese name: ツクシ (土筆、筆頭菜)

イタリア語名/Italian name: brusca, coda di cavallo, setolone

原産地/ Original :  arctic and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere


The fertile stems are produced in early spring and are non-photosynthetic, while the green sterile stems start to grow after the fertile stems have wilted and persist through the summer until the first autumn frosts.The buds are eaten as a vegetable in Japan and Korea in spring




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