Equisetum ramosissimum can really be described as a living fossil. The subterranean stem is black, branching into horizontal stems, all rooting at the nodes and bearing hollow, aerial stems at intervals.The leaves are scale-like, up to 10 mm with a single vein, often shiny-black with pale translucent margins.
You will find it in moist areas, along perennial streams, in seasonally flooded areas and among grasses in full sun.
Plant in an area that can constrict the plant, since it will spread rapidly. It is ideal as a container plant.