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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Eryngium heterophyllum

Eryngium heterophyllum Engelm.

Wright's Eryngo, Mexican Thistle

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
USDA Symbol: ERHE3

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1118

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1118.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-10-04
Accession Number: LBJWC-1118
Collection Number: 1118
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Manning, P., Freeman, G., Freeman, C., Belkin, L.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 24N
Phytoregion_full: Chihuahuan Deserts
State: Texas
County: Presidio
Geog_area: Marfa Plateau
Location: Crowley Ranch, ca. 6 miles SC of Marfa on FM2810.

Latitude: 30.300430
Longitude: -104.119070
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 4840 FT
Elevation in M: 1475

land_owner: Private

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Vernonia marginata, Bouteloua gracilis, Aristida sp., Cirsium sp., Hilaria swallenii, Bouteloua dactyloides, Panicum obtusum
Aspect: S
Geology: Igneous alluvium
Soil Texture: Sandy, gravelly, and deep clay, leight gray/beige

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 200 plants sampled.
Population Size: 500

Inventory Data

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