scouring rush


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scouring rush

[′skau̇r·iŋ ‚rəsh]
(botany)
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Scouring rush and short scouring rush also grows in our area.
Short scouring rush, equisetum laevigatum gets its name from the Latin word "laevigata," meaning smooth or polished.
As well as its medicinal uses, horsetail and its relative the scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale) were used in the past to give wood, ivory, silver, pewter and brass a fine finish.