Horsetail or Scouring Rush

Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale)—also called rough horsetail or scouring rush—is a non-flowering evergreen perennial. It has vertical green stems with horizontal bands similar to bamboo, but they’re skinnier and taller like ornamental grass. Similar to ferns, horsetail reproduces through spores rather than seeds, as well as underground rhizomes.” To read more about how to grow this bamboo-like plant click here

Horsetail plant

Horsetail has been used for many purposes including naturally treating urinary complaints.

Horsetail plant descriptive marker

The above photos were taken at the Heritage Crops Garden at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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