Eryngium yuccifolium /Rattlesnake Master

Eryngium yuccifolium   / Eryngium yuccifolium
Fruiting bodies
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Fruiting bodies

Branched stems of fruiting bodies

Perennial for dry landscapes

Fruit and yucca-like foliage

Specimen plant

Fruiting bodies resemble thistles

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Scientific Name: Eryngium yuccifolium
Common Name: Rattlesnake Master
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Easily grown in dryish, low fertility soils. This plant was used for treatment of rattlesnake bites.