River Horsetail

Equisetum fluviatile

Also called Water horsetail

  • 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



60-75 cm

60-70 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Equisetum is known to be very aggressive. 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.

Additional Notes about River Horsetail:

Native to Ontario and most of North America.