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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Boiled and dried Equisetum hyemale is used as traditional polishing material, similar to a fine grit sandpaperin Japan. The individual joints that make up the central stem are up to several inches long; the upper joints are usually shorter than the lower joints. Except along their upper and lower rims, the sheaths are whitish grey, brown, or black. Deborah’s arrangement was featured in the Garden Design Trends Report! Boasting a strong architectural appeal, this California native has sturdy bamboolike stems and is much taller than the species.

The central stem is medium green, olive-green, or dark green, rough in texture, and evergreen. This perennial plant is ‘ tall, producing both fertile and infertile shoots. This plant is usually found in degraded habitats and less often in higher quality natural areas.

This is the largest horsetail in Illinois; it is somewhat unusual in having evergreen stems. Articles with ‘species’ eqiusetum Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with 25—29 taxon IDs. The arresting equieetum of these easy-care, low growing perennials remains tidy well into November. Retrieved from ” https: When this occurs, it is possible to confuse the hybrid with one of the parent species.


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This cone is ovoid to broadly ellipsoid in shape, and it has a short narrow point at its apex.

The interior cavity of the central stem is quite large, spanning at least two-thirds of its diameter. University of Washington Press. 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, equisftum, amphibians, and insects.

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Root barriers or large sunken planters ease containment in the garden. These tough stems were used to scour pots, pans, and floors during pioneer days, hence the common name. Makes an excellent container plant, in or out of water. In spite of this common name, the Scouring Rush Equisetum hyemale affine is not a rush, but a horsetail.

The horsetails are closely related to ferns and both were common during the Carboniferous period million years agowhen tree-sized horsetails and ferns occurred. The rough stems have been used to scour or clean pots, and used as sandpaper. Hardy to zone 4.

Equisetum hyemale – Wikipedia

The lower rims of these sheaths are usually black, while their upper rims have tiny black teeth scale-like leaves. The plant is an invasive species of moist natural habitats in South Africa and Australia. This plant can spread aggressively, especially in locations where the soil is poorly drained. Insects that feed on horsetails Equisetum spp. The Scouring Rush can be distinguished from other horsetails Equisetum spp.

This plant is widely distributed in both North America fobustum Eurasia; the typical variety or subspecies occurs in Eurasia.

The cone is densely covered with rows of spore-bearing tubercles; it is usually pale yellow or pale reddish yellow. 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 central stem of each fertile shoot terminates in a spore-bearing cone up to 2″ long on a short equisehum.

Robustum G Each 7. By planting an assortment of woody plants as well as herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which promote late season allure, a last hurrah is easily achieved. The preference is full sun, wet to moist conditions, and soil that is mucky, gravelly, or sandy.

Because the tough stems of Scouring Rush have coarse fibers and silica deposits, they are usually avoided by mammalian herbivores. Two Equisetum plants are sold commercially under the names Equisetum japonicum barred horsetail and Rovustum camtschatcense Kamchatka horsetail.

Eqkisetum Dog Nursery A retail and mail-order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard-to-find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines. Scouring rush Conservation status. It is a popular “icon plant” in contemporary Modernist and Asian style garden design.

Equisetum hyemale cultivated as an ornamental plantfor use in contained garden beds and planters, and in pots. Nch’i-Wana, “The Big River”: Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land. In nature Equisetum hyemale grows in mesic reliably moist habitats, often in sandy or gravelly areas. Infertile shoots are very similar equistum fertile shoots, except they lack spore-bearing cones.

The shorter days and cooler nights of November have set the garden ablaze with eye-catching foliar color. Instead of a single terminal cone, sometimes an older shoot will produce spore-bearing cones on short lateral stalks just below its terminal joint. I am always impressed by the large dense colonies that are often formed by the stems of this plant. The larvae of the weevil and sawflies feed on the stems.