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Eryngium prostratum (Creeping eryngo)
Cressler, Alan

Eryngium prostratum

Eryngium prostratum Nutt. ex DC.

Creeping Eryngo

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Synonym(s): Eryngium prostratum var. disjunctum

USDA Symbol: ERPR5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to ascending, up to about 16 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Low wet woods, borders of swamps and ponds, moist prairies.

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

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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1186 Collected 2008-07-25 in Anderson County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-08
Research By: DEW

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