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Water horsetail is a vascular plant that commonly grows in dense colonies along freshwater shorelines or in shallow water in ponds, swamps, ditches and other sluggish or still waters with mud bottoms. It is a perennial herbaceous species, growing 30 to 100 cm tall.
Water Horsetail has historically been used by both Europeans and Native Americans for scouring, sanding and filing because of the high silica content in the stems. Early spring shoots were eaten.
Medically, it was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to stop bleeding and treat kidney ailments, ulcers and tuberculosis. The ancient Chinese used it to treat superficial visual obstructions. Rootstocks and stems are sometimes eaten by waterfowl. Horsetails absorb heavy metals from the soil and are often used in bioassays for metals.