BUTTON RATTLESNAKEMASTER; BUTTON ERYNGO (Eryngium yuccifolium)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BUTTON RATTLESNAKEMASTER; BUTTON ERYNGO (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Bud depicted:

Ethno: snakebite rememdy; blood purifier

“Said to attract bats. Attractive to many pollinators, but especially important for native bees.”

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/eryngium-yuccifolium

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Eryngium+yuccifolium

Flower from June 2012 with Thread-waisted Wasp

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