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Eryngium diffusum

Eryngium diffusum Torr.

Spreading Eryngo

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)


USDA Symbol: ERDI7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Palmate
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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