OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eryngium maritimum   FAMILY Apiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eryngium maritimum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-04-004:
Eryngium maritimum   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sea Holly, Seaside Eryngo


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image of Eryngium maritimum, Sea Holly, Seaside Eryngo

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, Sea Holly, Seaside Eryngo

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, Sea Holly, Seaside Eryngo

Jan Haldeman    jhh_eryngium_maritimum_l2

May    Dare County    NC

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-04-004:
Eryngium maritimum   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3516

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe (presumably)

Habitat: Ocean and sound-side dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf lobes and teeth tipped with stout spines

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced)

FLOWER:
Summer
Bright blue
5-merous
Inferior ovary

Flowers in compact heads

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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