Eryngium heterophyllum es una especie de planta medicinal perteneciente a la familia Apiaceae. Es originaria de México. Etymology: Eryngium is derived from the Greek word erungos for thistle, alluding to the spiny leaves that characterize this genus; heterophyllum means means. Family: Apiaceae Lindl. Genus: Eryngium Tourn. ex L. Eryngium heterophyllum Engelm. This species is accepted, and its native range is Arizona to Texas and.

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Click here for map of regions. LCrumbacherAHazelton A good indicator for this species are the pinnatifid to bipinnatisect stem leaves that lack spines if stem leaves spinose-serrate, the species is likely E.

If you can verify this image, please contact the Native Plant Database Manager. There is no use recorded for this species, but other species in this genus have uses.

Found on plains and along water courses, from 4, ft m ; flowering August-October.

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This large genus of mostly temperate regions resembles the thistles of the aster family Asteraceae in their prickliness, but the flowers reveal that these species belong to the carrot family. There is no use recorded for this heterophjllum, but other species in this genus have uses. National Wetland Indicator Status Region: Sandy soil in grasslands, open woods, and along watercourses, usually in mountains.


Anderson, Beth Armstrong, Patricia K. Apiaceae Wright’s Eryngo [ Eryngium wrightii A.

Heisch, Randy Henderson, Mary S. JulAugSepOct. From the Hetedophyllum Gallery Bugh, Valerie Bugh, Valerie G. Dunatchik, David Duncan, Robert C.

Burch, Kathryn Byerley, M. The National Wetland Plant List: All images are copyrighted and are the property of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the photographers.

When the tiny, silvery-looking flowers mature, they turn sky-blue. Fred Buerger, Marion L. Dwiggins, Pam Engard, Rodney G.

Capsule splitting into 2 single seeded mericarps, ovoid, flattened laterally, covered with hyaline scales or tubercules, the ribs obsolete, with several inconspicuous oil tubes. A Field Guide Loughmiller, C.

Eryngium heterophyllum

They are surrounded by showy, spiny leaf bracts. The stems are smooth, but the leaves are divided into eryngiun lobes on each side of a midrib.

This whole plant has a silvery thistle look. From the Image Gallery 4 photo s available in the gallery. Basal rosette and alternate cauline leaves; lower cauline heterophyl,um pinnatifid to bipinnatisect; basal leaves pinnatisect to spinose-serrate. It is an attractive plant, suited for use in flower arrangements, as the flowers hold their form and color for an extended period and can be handled easily enough if one is careful in cutting them. The dense ovoid heads of flowers, superficially resembling Ranunculaceae, along with the prominent, spiky-looking, lateral, subtending bracts make this species stand out.


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A good indicator for this species are the pinnatifid to bipinnatisect stem leaves that lack spines if stem leaves spinose-serrate, the species is likely E. A Field Guide Date Taken: Davis Mountains Accession date: Alex, Betty Alex, Thomas C. Bracts subtending the heads are yellowish above, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, mm long, entire or with pairs of lateral spines erynigum the middle; floral bractlets subtending each small flower are usually entire; calyx lobes lanceolate to ovate, obtuse or acute; corollas white or heterohyllum white.