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


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image of Eryngium prostratum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_erpr5_001_lvd

        

image of Eryngium prostratum

JK Marlow    jkm140604_030

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Bracts linear, usually 1x+ long as heads, often strongly reflexed at maturity, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eryngium prostratum

JK Marlow    jkm140604_032

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Eryngium prostratum

JK Marlow    jkm140604_451

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

A creeping species whose leaves are very irregularly toothed or lobed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Eryngium prostratum

JK Marlow    jkm140611_724

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Eryngium prostratum

JK Marlow    jkm140612_789

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Eryngium prostratum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeprostratum_wadakoeb

June    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Eryngium prostratum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_prostratum_15

July        

Flower heads pale to dark blue, cylindric, solitary from leaf axils, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eryngium prostratum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eryngium_prostratum

July        

Bracts subtending the head extending conspicuously beyond its base, per Weakley's Flora.