Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1968

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, seepages, other moist, nutrient-poor places, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compact heads

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 integrifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eryngium integrifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-04-005:
Eryngium integrifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Eryngo, Blueflower Eryngo