Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2440

Forb
Biennial

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

Rare

Look for it in wet savannas, mostly or entirely over calcareous substrate, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet

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 aquaticum var. ravenelii   FAMILY Apiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-04-006b:
Eryngium aquaticum var. ravenelii   FAMILY Apiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ravenel's Eryngo


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image of Eryngium aquaticum var. ravenelii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeravenelii_0

Month Unknown        

Heads globose, 9-15mm diam. The styles exceed bractlets subtending each flower, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eryngium aquaticum var. ravenelii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeravenellii_216

Month Unknown        

image of Eryngium aquaticum var. ravenelii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeravenellii_2163

Month Unknown        

Leaves w primary veins pinnate-reticulate, with or without marginal bristles, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eryngium aquaticum var. ravenelii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeravenellii_2164

Month Unknown        

image of Eryngium aquaticum var. ravenelii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeravenellii_2165

Month Unknown        

Middle cusp of the bractlets about equal in length to the lateral cusps, per Weakley's Flora.