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Equisetum variegatum

Common Name: Variegated Scouringrush

Type: Grass
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Height: 6 to 18 inches
Bloom Color: Green

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Variegated Scouring Rush is one of three similar, erect, unbranched Equisetum species in Minnesota, the others are Smooth Scouring Rush (E. laevigatum) and Tall Scouring Rush (E. hyemale). Equisetum variegatum can be identified by the distinct, persistent teeth that are black with white edges. These teeth are most similar to Dwarf Scouring Rush (E. scirpoides) but that species is less than 8 inches tall and has curling/twisted stems.