$3.50 – $8.95
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The flower 3/4″ heads are spherical have a honey-like odor.
Leaves: The clasping leaves are 3′ long and have soft thorns along the edge.
These are an unusual and very interesting addition to the flower garden or restoration project. They make a great conversation piece in any garden. The flowers or seed heads add a lot of interest to the cut or dried flower bouquet! A favorite of many!!
Medicinal Uses: It gets its name from the fact that a tea from its roots was used to treat rattlesnake bites. It was also used to treat bladder and kidney problems. Another use was as an aphrodisiac.
More Information: This plant grows native in southern Minnesota.
Name: Eryngium is derived from Greek for “prickly plant” but they are not prickly.