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Fragrant eryngium, Fragrant Eryngo
Eryngium aromaticum
Apiaceae


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.
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.


 


George D. Gann
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 2014
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton