Equisetaceae Equisetum arvense L.

Field Horsetail

Ojibwa - Food, Fodder

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1932, Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 4:327-525, page 400

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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: Ojibwa
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Fodder
Notes: Plant gathered to feed domesticated ducks and fed to ponies to make their coats glossy.

RECRD: 442 id: 13313