This protected area along the Lamoille River harbors an enormous patch of scouring rush. The conditions provided by the wet sandplain soils appear to be ideal for its spread. Another giant patch I know occurs in similar soils nearby Niquette Bay State Park.
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Equisetaceae
- Genus: Equisetum L.
- Species: Equisetum hyemale L.
- Common name(s): Scouring rush
General Observation Data
- Date: 4-XII-2022
- Habitat: Floodplain forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Location: Lamoille River Walk Natural Area – – Milton – Vermont – United States.