Eryngium leavenworthii

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Scientific Name Eryngium leavenworthii USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Eryngo, Leavenworth's Eryngo ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Dry areas, rocky meadows.
Plant: Erect annual, single stem or branched, 1 to 4 feet tall.
Leaves: Grayish-green, deeply dissected into 3 to 5 lobes, each lobe lined with sharp spines.
Inflorescence: Single or multiple reddish-purple heads, each 1/2 to 1-1/4 inches long above spiny-tipped bracts; each head comprising many tiny flowers with blue protruding stamens.
References: Excerpt from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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