Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1981

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia? definitely native southward
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in floodplain forests, bogs, pond margins, moist ditches and lawns, other moist, open habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bluish
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compact heads, the heads solitary on peduncles from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/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 prostratum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eryngium prostratum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-04-001:
Eryngium prostratum   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spreading Eryngo, Creeping Eryngo