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Eryngium yuccifolium

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Common Name:  Rattlesnake Master 

Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates most soils including clay, slightly acid to neutral pH.  2-4 ft. height, blooms in summer, green/white flowers, self-seeds under optimum growing conditions.

Germination Code: C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide but concentrated in southern half of Tennessee

Unusual and striking architectural plant.  Globular flowers like those of a thistle, and leaves resemble those of a yucca.  Easy to grow from seed. Taprooted plant which transplants poorly and best left undisturbed. Attracts bees.

Rattlesnake Master - Eryngium yuccifolium 5
Photo Courtesy John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Rattlesnake Master - Eryngium yuccifolium 2
Photo Courtesy Katie Walberg
Rattlesnake Master - Eryngium yuccifolium 4
Photo Courtesy Katie Walberg
Rattlesnake Master - Eryngium yuccifolium 3
Photo Courtesy Katie Walberg