Plant ID forum: New here! Can anyone tell me what this is?

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burchell
May 7, 2018 3:28 PM CST
He folks!

Me and my wife decided to get into gardening this year! We started a bunch of seedlings this spring, including pumpkins, zucchini, peppers, herbs, sunflowers, etc.

While checking out a part of our lawn where we would like to put some of these seedlings, we noticed a bunch of plants growing that we have not seen in the last 10 years or so of owning our home. Im wondering any one can help us identify what these are ?

The almost look like asparagus with a distinct black stripes on the stalks! (although I know they are not asparagus).

Any thoughts?

Thanks for any input!
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Ursula
May 7, 2018 4:59 PM CST
I am thinking Broomrape?
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DaisyI
May 7, 2018 6:58 PM CST
I think its Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale). Is the area a little swampy?
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tofitropic
May 8, 2018 12:49 AM CST
an Equisetum Sp,
could be Equisetum Arvense, the field/common horsetail. On . Arvense the fertile shoots appear in spring, it is brown and used as vegetable known as "tsukushi" in Japan
the sterile shoots appear later they are green and toxic

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