Equisetum scirpoides Michx.

Dwarf Scouring Rush

Stems to about 15 cm tall, c. 1 mm wide, unbranched, spreading or erect, evergreen. Sheath teeth mostly 3, white margined. Fertile and sterile shoots similar. Fertile region 2-5 mm long.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

Northern Hemisphere

Stems short, extremely thin, unbranched; sheath teeth mostly 3.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Equisetaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Equisetopsida
order     Equisetales
family      Equisetaceae
genus       Equisetum L.