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Scouringrush Horsetail
Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine
  
About Scouringrush Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Scouringrush Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine) is a native fern that grows in Northern, Southern and Central California, primarily in the Warner Mountains and White and Inyo Mountain regions. It tends to grow in streams and moist, sandy or gravelly places, at elevations from 0-9800 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Fern

Size
Size
7 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerant of a variety of soils as long as sufficient moisture is available

Common uses
Common uses
Bogs and Ponds, Bird Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1*, 2*, 3*, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Streams, moist, sandy or gravelly places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.8" - 89.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.84", Coldest Month: 24.3" - 61.3", Hottest Month: 46.5" - 88.7", Humidity: 0.09" - 42.78", Elevation: -7" - 9369"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Equisetum hyemale var. affine
Common Names: Stout Scouringrush, Tall Scouring-rush


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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