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Eryngium aquaticum L.
Rattlesnake-master, Rattlesnakemaster, Snakeroot
USDA Symbol: ERAQ
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(I)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet, somewhat acid, soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff