Scientific Name: Equisetum hyemale Form: Columnar
Common Name:scouring rush , horsetail Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:EquisetaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Semi-evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x < 0.1m
Origin: Europe, Central / west Asia, North America Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Deltoid, Entire
Flowers: n/a, Spike-like
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Yellow, Brown, May- Jun- Jul
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Bog
Landscape Uses: Waterside planting, Winter interest, Cut flower or foliage, Wetland - bogs
Key ID Features:Ornamental plant; evergreen stems straight up without branches, abrasive to touch; leaves reduced to whorls of microphylls at nodes; spores released from brown strobili at stem tips.