Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1871

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in diabase barrens & glades, olivine barrens, pine savannas, pine flatwoods over loamy or clay soils, other open sites with at least periodic moisture, generally in sites showing some prairie affinities, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White/ Greenish
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compact heads

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-04-003a:
Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Rattlesnake-master, Button Snakeroot