Recent Examples on the WebVeteran gardeners know them well: chickweed and equisetum.
Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 28 May 2020 The only downside was that my property has a great deal of equisetum (horsetail), which enjoyed spreading its roots into the spaces left by the wavy layer in the middle.
oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2020 Not only do equisetum spread by underground roots, but also by above ground spores.
Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 31 May 2018 These tools are great for cutting down equisetum, grasses and weeds along buildings, swings, fences, under shrubs and around trees.
Jeff Lowenfels, Alaska Dispatch News, 23 June 2017
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