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Rattlesnake Master
Eryngium yuccifolium
Apiaceae

White Swish

Unusual 1" dense globe-like flower heads of small white flowers mingled with pointed green-blue bracts from July through September, spiny-edged yucca-like leaves up to 2' long, looks like it belongs in a desert not the eastern US (!), good cut flowers fresh or dried, a great low maintenance plant, drought resistant. Native Americans in what is now Missouri used this plant to make sandals for over 7,000 years!

Dry To Moist
Full Sun
2-4 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b
Perennial

Other names: Button Eryngo, Button Snakeroot

Native Range: MN, WI, MI, OH, CT, NJ south to FL & TX. Rare in MD, MI & OH

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 6 weeks

Rattlesnake Master 3.5 inch pot $9.00
Rattlesnake Master Seed Packet $4.00
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