Equisetum sylvaticum - L.
Woodland Horsetail
Other Common Names: woodland horsetail
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Equisetum sylvaticum L. (TSN 17161)
French Common Names: prÍle des bois
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.146508
Element Code: PPEQU01090
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Ferns and relatives
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Sphenophyta Equisetopsida Equisetales Equisetaceae Equisetum
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Equisetum sylvaticum
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 16May2016
Global Status Last Changed: 24Apr1984
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (28Jan2014)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alaska (SNR), Connecticut (SNR), Delaware (S1), District of Columbia (SNR), Idaho (SNR), Illinois (S1), Iowa (S2), Maine (SNR), Maryland (S1), Massachusetts (SNR), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (SNR), Montana (S3S4), New Hampshire (SNR), New Jersey (S3), New York (S5), North Carolina (SNR), North Dakota (S2), Ohio (S2), Pennsylvania (SNR), Rhode Island (S2), South Dakota (SNR), Vermont (SNR), Virginia (S1), Washington (SNR), West Virginia (S1), Wisconsin (SNR), Wyoming (S2)
Canada Alberta (S5), British Columbia (S4), Labrador (S5), Manitoba (S5), New Brunswick (S5), Newfoundland Island (S5), Northwest Territories (S5), Nova Scotia (S5), Nunavut (S4), Ontario (S5), Prince Edward Island (S5), Quebec (S5), Saskatchewan (S4), Yukon Territory (S5)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Land-use conversion and habitat fragmentation are low-level threats to this species (Southern Appalachian Species Viability Project 2002).

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Distribution
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U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Canada AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
DE New Castle (10003)
IA Black Hawk (19013)*, Boone (19015)*, Bremer (19017), Buchanan (19019), Butler (19023)*, Cedar (19031), Chickasaw (19037), Delaware (19055)*, Fayette (19065), Howard (19089), Iowa (19095), Jasper (19099)*, Linn (19113), Muscatine (19139), Poweshiek (19157)*, Winneshiek (19191)*
IL Lee (17103)*, Ogle (17141)
MD Baltimore County (24005)*, Frederick (24021), Garrett (24023)
ND Benson (38005), Cavalier (38019), Pembina (38067)*
NJ Morris (34027), Sussex (34037)
OH Ashtabula (39007), Carroll (39019), Geauga (39055), Lorain (39093), Mahoning (39099), Portage (39133), Summit (39153), Trumbull (39155)*
RI Providence (44007)
VA Bath (51017), Frederick (51069), Shenandoah (51171)*
WV Hancock (54029), Marshall (54051)*, Tucker (54093), Wetzel (54103)*
WY Crook (56011), Johnson (56019), Sheridan (56033)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
01 Blackstone (01090003)+, Narragansett (01090004)+
02 Raritan (02030105)+, Middle Delaware-Mongaup-Brodhead (02040104)+, Brandywine-Christina (02040205)+, Gunpowder-Patapsco (02060003)+*, North Fork Shenandoah (02070006)+, Monocacy (02070009)+, Upper James (02080201)+
04 Huron-Vermilion (04100012)+, Cuyahoga (04110002)+, Ashtabula-Chagrin (04110003)+, Grand (04110004)+, Chautauqua-Conneaut (04120101)+
05 Cheat (05020004)+, Youghiogheny (05020006)+, Upper Ohio (05030101)+, Shenango (05030102)+, Mahoning (05030103)+, Upper Ohio-Wheeling (05030106)+*, Tuscarawas (05040001)+
07 Upper Iowa (07060002)+, Turkey (07060004)+, Maquoketa (07060006)+*, Upper Wapsipinicon (07080102)+, South Skunk (07080105)+*, North Skunk (07080106)+*, Upper Cedar (07080201)+, West Fork Cedar (07080204)+*, Middle Cedar (07080205)+, Lower Cedar (07080206)+, Middle Iowa (07080208)+, Lower Rock (07090005)+, Green (07090007)+*, Middle Des Moines (07100004)+*
09 Willow (09010004)+, Park (09020310)+*, Lower Pembina River (09020316)+
10 Upper Tongue (10090101)+, Clear (10090206)+, Upper Belle Fourche (10120201)+, Lower Belle Fourche (10120202)+, Redwater (10120203)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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