“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 has been used for many purposes including naturally treating urinary complaints.
The above photos were taken at the Heritage Crops Garden at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.