|Latin Name: Equisetum spp.|
Horsetail can grow up to 60cm in height. Two different types of shoots appear. In the spring a tan coloured shot is produced which ends in a terminal, cone-like structure. Later, a green, sterile shoot is produced which bears whorls of pine-needle-like branches and looks like a horse's tail. The plants commonly grow on shaded, moist soil in meadows, along roadsides, in ditches, along stream banks, and on railway embankments
Lack of co-ordination, pronounced heartbeat , and muscle tremors. If untreated this is followed by convulsions and death. Kidney damage can follow significant intake of horsetail.