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Equisetum hyemale, commonly known as rough horsetail, scouring rush, scouringrush horsetail and in South Africa as snake grass, is a perennial herb in the. American Horsetail Commonly known as American Horsetail, the stems are thicker than Equisetum hyemale, plus they are an attractive pink colour when young. The stems are thicker than. Equisetum hyemale, plus they are an attractive pink colour when young. Leave old growth standing through winter, cut down in.

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The tiny leaves are joined together around the stem, forming a narrow black-green band or sheath at each joint.

Current Staff’s Favorite Plant. Equisetum hyemale cultivated as an ornamental plantfor use in contained garden beds and planters, and in pots.

Usually this species is easy to identify, although sometimes it forms sterile hybrids with other horsetails. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. I am always impressed by the large dense colonies that are often formed by the stems of this plant.

Go-Green Holiday Sale ! Check out the equsetum here. Robustum G Each 7. The Scouring Rush can be distinguished from other horsetails Equisetum spp. This latter equissetum or species is more tall and stout than Equisetum hyemale affineeqiisetum the teeth of its sheaths are supposed to be more persistent.

Boiled and dried Equisetum hyemale is used as traditional polishing material, similar to a fine grit sandpaperin Japan.

It forms dense spreading coloniesin full to partial sun. The interior cavity of the central stem is quite large, spanning at least two-thirds of its diameter. A retail and mail-order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard-to-find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines. These teeth are semi-deciduous and they often break off the sheaths with age. Insects that feed on horsetails Equisetum spp.


The central stem is medium green, olive-green, or dark green, rough in texture, and evergreen. These are both types of E.

American horsetail (Equisetum robustum)

Infertile shoots are very similar to fertile shoots, except they lack spore-bearing cones. This plant is widely distributed in both North America and Eurasia; the typical variety or subspecies occurs in Eurasia.

The stems themselves have conspicuous ridges, which are impregnated with silica. Makes an excellent container plant, in or out of water.

The plant is sometimes sold in the nursery trade as “barred horsetail” or ” Equisetum japonicum “, but is different in appearance than Equisetum ramosissimum var. The arresting foliage of these easy-care, low growing perennials remains tidy well into November. Other habitats include moist forest and woodland openings, lake and pond shores, ditches, and marshes and swamps. Equisetum hyemale has vertical rboustum reed-like stalks of medium to dark green. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with 25—29 taxon IDs.

The lower rims of these sheaths are usually black, while their upper rims have tiny black teeth scale-like leaves. The shorter days and cooler nights of November have set the garden ablaze with eye-catching foliar color. Views Read Edit View history.

Root barriers or large sunken planters ease containment in the garden. Scouring rush Conservation status. Habitats include sand dunes, swales in black soil prairies eobustum sand prairies, equiseum railroad prairies, low-lying areas along rivers and ponds, marshes, seeps in open wooded areas, roadside ditches, pastures, and gravelly railroad embankments including the gravel ballast.

The preference is full sun, wet to moist conditions, orbustum soil that is mucky, gravelly, or sandy. In nature Equisetum hyemale grows in mesic reliably moist habitats, often in sandy or gravelly areas. It is primarily found in wetlandsand in riparian zones of rivers and streams where it can withstand seasonal flooding. The cones release their spores from late spring to mid-summer; they wither away later in the year. This makes the ridges feel rough and harsh.


Equisetum robustum – Dictionary Definition :

As a general rule, such hybrids are less evergreen than the Scouring Rush and they are smaller in equisetu. The plant is an invasive species of moist natural habitats in South Africa and Australia. In spite of this common name, the Scouring Rush Equisetum hyemale affine is squisetum a rush, but a horsetail. Boasting a strong architectural appeal, this California native has sturdy bamboolike stems and is much taller than the species.

However, some local populations of the Scouring Rush resemble Equisetum hyemale robustum or Equisetum robustumwhich was recognized as native to this continent in the past.

The stems are generally deciduous in cold climates, and remain during winter in warmer climates. Please fill out our Registration Form to receive news of updates to the web site, equietum of new plants, give us your feedback, and to be on the mailing list to receive future printed catalogs.

The cone is densely covered with rows of spore-bearing tubercles; it is usually pale yellow or pale reddish yellow. Because of its tall stems and tendency to form dense colonies, Scouring Rush provides excellent cover for various kinds of wildlife, including wetland birds, small mammals, roustum, amphibians, and insects.