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Eryngium aquaticum

Eryngium aquaticum L.

Rattlesnake-master, Rattlesnakemaster, Snakeroot

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ERAQ

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)

Scattered along the stiff, upright, branched stem, which grows 3-6 ft., are narrow, pinnately veined leaves. The individual, greenish-white flowers cluster into unique, globular heads.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , DC , DE , FL , GA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , PA , SC , VA
Native Distribution: Coastal areas from s.e. NJ to FL & MS
Native Habitat: Coastal bogs & marshes; wet pinelands

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet, somewhat acid, soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, The - Valhalla, NY
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Eryngium aquaticum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eryngium aquaticum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eryngium aquaticum

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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