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Equisetum sylvaticum L.
USDA Symbol: EQSY
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Horsetails are high in silicates (sand) so have been used as pot scrubbers and bottle brushes.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May Bloom Notes:
Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores contained within sporangia borne on peltate
AK , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Habitat:
Forest Edge,Prairie/Meadow/Field,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Riparian,Swamp/Marsh USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
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Record Modified: 2012-07-03
Research By: TWC Staff