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Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

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Equisetum hyemaie

Species Name: Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine
Common Name: Horsetail or Common Scouring Rush

Very popular rush, has bamboo like appearance. Attractive for moist spots. Recommended in containers as it can spread vigorously. A perfect addition to any meditation garden.

Plant Family: Equisetaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 4' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright tall stalks, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
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Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout the California Floristic Province
Natural Habitat: Moist, sandy and gravelly areas below 9,000'

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