Wood Horsetail
Equisetum sylvaticum

Family: Equisetaceae
Genus: Equisetum (ek-wis-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: sylvaticum (sil-VAT-ee-kum) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Mottled

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fairbanks, Alaska

Crescent City, California

Garberville, California

Gladwin, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Negative

On Jun 10, 2013, squinlan from Fairbanks, AK wrote:

Please help! This weed is taking over all sides of my yard, and quickly. I live in Fairbanks, Alaska and the extremely cold winter we experience has no bearing on it. It blends with my lawn, creeps into my flower beds, and encroaches into my neighbor's yard, too. We have a very short growing season here and work very hard to beautify what we do have, and this weed is taking over.

Does anybody have a solution? Thank you.