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Equisetum hyemale, Horsetail, Scouring Rush

Equisetum hyemale

Horsetail, Scouring Rush
Family: Equisetaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageIrritatingInvasiveSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Horsetail, Scouring Rush. Interesting oriental looking plant with leafless stems. Grows in continuously moist soil and tolerates full sun to partial shade. Great for containers, adding an unusual touch to your patio. Often grown in Japanese-style gardens, at the edge of ponds and in the margins of ornamental water gardens. Cold hardy to upper 20's.

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