Equisetaceae Equisetum arvense L.

Field Horsetail

Meskwaki - Food, Fodder

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 272

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Scientific name: Equisetum arvense L.
USDA symbol: EQAR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Field Horsetail
Family: Equisetaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Meskwaki
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Fodder
Notes: Plant fed to captive wild geese to make them fat in a week.

RECRD: 1323 id: 13311