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Horsetail

Horsetail (Equisetum spp.) are common throughout much of Alaska. Horestail is high in silica. Shoots of horsetail appear in the spring, usually from April to June. 

Horsetail is consumed by a variety of Alaskan wildlife.

a female ptarmigan walking in the brush

A ptarmigan hen among horsetail and other plants. Photo by Gary Minish

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