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Equisetum pratense /Meadow Horsetail

Equisetum pratense  / Equisetum pratense
Used as a loose ground cover
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Used as a loose ground cover

Small leaves arranged on stem resembles pine branch

Grows best when in shade of tree

Short plant with thread-like leaves growing under a birch tree

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Scientific Name: Equisetum pratense
Common Name: Meadow Horsetail
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This bottlebrush-like perennial forms colonies from spreading rhizomes. Adapted to most all the colers regions in North America, but absent where summers are warm. Found growing along streams and likes the shade of trees.