Scientific Name: Equisetum spp.
Common Name: horsetail
Family Name: Equisetaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe, North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Floristry
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Leathery, Glabrous, Linear, Other, Entire
Flowers: Brown
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Apr-May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
An erect spore bearing vascular plant with whorls of narrow jointed branches at nodes; leaves reduced to crown-like whorl at nodes; strobili formed on tips or on separate fertile shoots connected by rhizomes.