Also called Water horsetail
More About Equisetum fluviatile
- Forms dense colonies in shallow water or ponds
- Tall, erect, dark green, smooth stems sport fine ridges
- At each joint, the stem has a whorl of tiny, black-tipped, scale leaves
- Stems can also sport short, slender ascending and spreading branches of dark green
- Stems are hollow and can be readily pulled apart at the joints
Native to Ontario and most of North America.
River Horsetail Growing and Maintenance Tips
Equisetum is known to be very invasive. They spread by creeping rhizomes, and planting them in containers with the lip slightly above ground is recommended. Plants can be used in ponds and marshes with a depth of 10-15 cm of standing water. Very adaptable to both wet and dry conditions.
Equisetum fluviatile Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)