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Fragrant eryngium, Fragrant Eryngo
Eryngium aromaticum
Apiaceae
 

Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Medium herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: About 1-2 feet in height. Sprawling and forming small open patches.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Possibly extirpated in Broward County and presumed extirpated in Miami-Dade County where it was collected in pinelands in the vicinity of Arch Creek by John Kunkell Small and others in 1915.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands and scrubby flatwoods.

Soils: Moist to dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Greenish.

Flower Characteristics: Inconspicuous.

Flowering Season: Fall.

Fruit: A pair of inconspicuous carpels pendent from a supporting axis.


Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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