BUTTON RATTLESNAKEMASTER; BUTTON ERYNGO (Eryngium yuccifolium)

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

There was a lot of insect activity on these today, including this Gray Hairstreak Butterfly (Strymon melinus)

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

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3565

Seeds available: http://www.floridawildflowers.com/products/Eryngium-yuccifolium-%252d-Rattlesnake%C2%A0Master.html

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