Scouring Rush (Equisetum arvense)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences:Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Uses:Dye production
Dynamic Accumulator:K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Mg (Magnesium)
Fe (Iron)
Si (Silicon)
Co (Cobalt)
Miscellaneous:Tolerates poor soil

Fertile stems with spores..

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Comments:
Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Jul 27, 2012 11:04 AM

This plant is beautiful and works very well with tropical plants, but can be invasive. We grow it in an old galvanized washtub that's been half-buried, and that contains it just fine.

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