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PlantFiles: Marsh Horsetail
Equisetum palustre

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Family: Equisetaceae
Genus: Equisetum (ek-wis-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: palustre (pal-US-tree) (Info)

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Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo
Perennials
Ponds and Aquatics

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
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)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Chartreuse/Yellow
Dark/Black

Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral tcfromky On Oct 7, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

The definition of the name from Latin is: Equisetum: Latin for "horsetail" from equus, "horse," and seta, "bristle"
palustre: "of marshes".

Regional...

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

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Prospect, Kentucky
Cole Camp, Missouri
Greensboro, North Carolina
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Eugene, Oregon
Houston, Texas
Wytheville, Virginia
Liberty, West Virginia



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