Eryngium yuccifolium

button snakeroot, rattlenakemaster

Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,green
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      white,brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Can be used as an accent plant or grown in the mid-rear of the garden. Also suitable in wildflower gardens. Its broad tolerance of soil and moisture conditions make it a good plant for difficult places. More robust if grown in fertile soils.
Propagation: Seed or division of clumps.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic to neutral


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Said to attract bats. Attractive to many pollinators, but especially important for native bees.
Native Habitats: Moist-moist-wet sites. Cutthroat seeps, savannas, wet flatwoods, wet prairie, coastal flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: