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Fragrant eryngium, Fragrant Eryngo
Eryngium aromaticum

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.

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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.

Wildlife and Ecology: Attracts native bees and other beneficial insects.

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

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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