Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3516

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe (presumably)
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it on ocean and soundside dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced)

FLOWER:
Summer
Bright blue
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compact heads

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eryngium maritimum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eryngium maritimum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-04-004:
Eryngium maritimum   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sea Holly, Seaside Eryngo


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image of Eryngium maritimum

Jan Haldeman    jhh_eryngium_maritimum_in

May    Dare County    NC

Bracts 3-5 spined, coriaceous, 0.5-3cm long & broad, exceeding the heads, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Eryngium maritimum

Jan Haldeman    jhh_eryngium_maritimum_l

May    Dare County    NC

Leaves thickly coriaceous, palmately lobed and tipped with stout spines, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eryngium maritimum

Jan Haldeman    jhh_eryngium_maritimum_l2

May    Dare County    NC