OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eryngium integrifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-04-005:
Eryngium integrifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Eryngo, Blueflower Eryngo


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image of Eryngium integrifolium, Savanna Eryngo, Blueflower Eryngo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeintegrifolium_ga

August        

Flowers bluish in 0.25" roundish heads, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eryngium integrifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-04-005:
Eryngium integrifolium   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

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1968

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, seepages, other moist, nutrient-poor places, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins weakly dentate-spinose

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)
Margins crenate or serrate, rarely entire

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
5-merous
Inferior ovary

Flowers in compact heads

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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