Eryngium yuccifolium is a near native to Ontario known as rattlesnake master with yucca-like foliage and tall stems of white thimbles.
Eryngium yuccifolium was much admired in our old succulent bed. This species from the eastern US has greyish green, yucca-like foliage (hence the species name) and slender three foot stems holding egg-shaped clusters of white flowers. This peculiar genus from the carrot family is found around the world but with its centre of diversity in South America. There are also a number of European species.
Common Name: Rattlesnake Master
Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Dry to moist open woods, thickets and prairies
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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