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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Equisetum arvense L.
USDA Symbol: eqar
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Common through most parts of the country.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May Bloom Notes:
Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores contained within sporangia borne on peltate
AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Habitat:
Forest Edge,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Riparian,Swamp/Marsh USDA Native Status: L48(N),
AK (N?), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Rhizomes used in basketry by Native
Americans. Interesting Foliage:
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Native shade plants around fountain in California
March 18, 2009
Hi, we just put a fountain in our front yard. It is in a mostly shady area. I need to know what plants would go best around the fountain and survive in the shade.
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Record Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff