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Equisetum Horse Tail

Categories: Herbs and Plants.

Horse tail is a wild plant that grows in the damp, wild area of the garden. It is also known as snake grass, scouring rush, bottle brush or puzzle grass. It is considered a a living fossil and a prehistoric plant. The plant has no leaves or flowers so does not seed but propagates itself with spores and rhizomes. In early spring, about mid May, the leafless or fertile stems emerge and are light brown in colour. They reach about about one foot high with a cone of spores at the top. Soon after the spores are shed they die back.
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