Scientific Name: Equisetum spp. Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:horsetail Texture:Fine
Family Name:EquisetaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Weed (horticultural), Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades, Canada - central, Canada - eastern, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Leathery, Glabrous, Other, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a, Spike-like, Brown
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Sep- Apr- May- Jun- Aug- Jul
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Floristry
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.