Vascular Plants of Wisconsin

Eryngium yuccifolium Michx.
Family: Apiaceae

native: yes
type: herbaceous perennial

plant flower head leaf
plant flower head leaf margin

Eryngium yuccifolium is a very distinctive plant up to about 4 feet tall, with long lance-shaped leaves sporting widely-spaced bristles along the margins and numerous small whitish (rarely somewhat purple) flowers in spherical heads. In nature it is limited to the southern two rows of counties in Wisconsin, with occasional appearances in sunny disturbed sites or prairie plantings farther north. It is robust in plantings within the Green Bay area.

known distribution based on vouchers


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