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Hippuris vulgaris/Mare's Tail

Hippuris vulgaris / Hippuris vulgaris
Soft, bright green foliage on one foot stems
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Soft, bright green foliage on one foot stems

Mare's Tail growing in shallow water basin

Growing in shallow water

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Scientific Name: Hippuris vulgaris
Common Name: Mare's Tail
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Wet, Poorly drained
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: This is an excellent perennial for the water garden. Naturally it is associated with stream banks, shallow standing water and mud flats. Bright green foliage closely arranged in whorls up a stem of approximately one foot tall. Stems can be erect or slightly curved if plants are in running water. Small inconspicious flowers and small nut-like fruit are produced at leaf bases.