Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2439

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in tidal freshwater to brackish marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins with or without bristles

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bluish-silver
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 (6/30/18):
Eryngium aquaticum   FAMILY Apiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-04-006a:
Eryngium aquaticum var. aquaticum   FAMILY Apiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Eryngium aquaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Eryngium virginianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Eryngo


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image of Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh Eryngo

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_eraq_001_lvd

        

image of Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh Eryngo

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ervi11_001_lvd

        

image of Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh Eryngo

Keith Bradley    kab_image1

June        

image of Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh Eryngo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeaquaticum_2

Month Unknown        

Heads subglobose to hemispherical, 6-12mm in diameter, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh Eryngo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeaquaticum_216

Month Unknown        

image of Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh Eryngo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeaquaticum_wadboo1

Month Unknown        

image of Eryngium aquaticum, Marsh Eryngo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeaquaticum_wadboo3

Month Unknown        

Leaves glaucous, oblanceolate, > 4" long, pinnately veined w wavy margins, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.