Equisetum japonicum

Latin Phrase

Equisetum japonicum

Nation Phrase

barred horsetail

Equisetum japonicum Description barred horsetail Description Medium-sized, upright, fast growing, deciduous aquatic plant, perennial (H 70-100 cm, W 30-50 cm), spreads well. Stems rounded in cross-section, upright, green, not branched or with sparse, uneven side-stems. Side-stems in whorles, green. Grows in shallow water (up to 20 cm deep), tudi in marshy soils.
  • Herbaceous plants are not woody. Their stems are soft, usually remaining green. With some herabceous older stems may harden and look like woody stems (e. g. bamboo).

  • Herbaceous, not woody plant. Stems and leaves may be evergreen or deciduous - thus regrowing every spring. Perennials may blossom consecutively for several years. Some perennials develop special underground organs - bulbs, corms or rootstocks and these species are treated separetelly, not with geophyte and tuberous plants.

  • The plant develops new leaves or needles every spring, which dropp off in autumn. Herbaceous plants can die completely in above ground section and grow back in the spring.

  • Plant can in otherwise appropriate environment survive cold down to - 23 °C.

  • These plants grow well in sun or in partial shade. Usually they tolerate more sun and heat if given enough moisture; in partial or light shade they need less moisture.

  • Standing or running water, sites for true water plants. Water plants can be either attached to ground or free floating, submerged or floating on surface. They cannot tolerate drought, even with muchwatering they cannot grow in a garden bed for a long time. Some water plants may grow partly (or for some time, if water level drops) on land, where they develop different growth and different leaf shape.

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