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Button snakeroot, Button rattlenakemaster
Eryngium yuccifolium
Apiaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Medium to large herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 1-2 feet in height; to 4 feet when in flower. As broad as tall except when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Widespread in eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Presumed extirpated in Miami-Dade County. Very rare or extirpated in Broward County; collected twice west of Deerfield Beach and last reported from the Indian Trace Water Management Basin in 1989.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands.
Soils:
Wet to moist, seasonally inundated sandy or calcareous 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:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Greenish.
Flower Characteristics:
Inconspicuous.
Flowering Season:
Summer.
Fruit:
A pair of inconspicuous carpels pendent from a supporting axis.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton