Marsh Horsetail
Equisetum palustre

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

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Provides winter interest

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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".