Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Eryngium at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Northern Rattlesnake-master, Button Snakeroot
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May Williamsburg County SC
Stiff, swordlike, spiny-margined, parallel-veined basal leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
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May Williamsburg County SC
An anomaly in having elongate & parallel-veined leaves, like the monocots, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
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May Mecklenburg County NC
Charlotte Mecklenburg McDowell Piedmont Prairie Restoration
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June Oconee County SC
Bractlets ovate or broadly lanceolate, prominent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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July Buncombe County NC
Newly-opened flowers shed pollen, later stigmas spread and become receptive, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
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July Oconee County SC
Tiny flowers in spherical heads almost 1" across, in wide-branching umbels, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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Month Unknown Williamsburg County SC
Bracts & bractlets lanceolate, sharp, not extending beyond flower heads, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: diabase barrens and glades, olivine barrens, pine savannas, pine flatwoods over loamy or clay soils, prairies, other open sites with at least periodic moisture, generally in sites showing some prairie affinities, per Weakley's Flora
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins weakly spinose
Flowers in compact heads
Schizocarp of two mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers p149?
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p127
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p418?
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p182
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p168?
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p059?
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p165?
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p178?
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p214?
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p370
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p112?
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p052