Flowers look the same as E. yuccifolium, which explains the same common name - but this one grows in different soil conditions. Some sources list them as synonyms, but this one is clearly different, with a different leaf shape and growth habit. In its first year from seed, it is already a robust plant.
||rattlesnake master; swamp eryngo
||creamy white buttons (fall)
||wet soils: swamps and bogs
Update: it did not return the next year. Trying again this year.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '04 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F (10%G, 20d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (16d) - 70F with light (6w; 10%G, 11-20d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (9d) - 70F with light (15d; no G)
Low germination with and without cold treatment. Maybe just a low-viability batch of seed.
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February 21, 2008