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Eryngium yuccifolium


     Rattlesnake Master









  Fruit Type: 

  Fruiting Period:  late Oct

  Flowering Period:  Jul - Aug




  Color:  Tan or brown

  Size:  1 x 6 mm

  Shape:  Awl-shaped

  Surface Features:  Scaly with longitudinal ribs; pointed projections

  Scarification:  Not required

  Stratification:  60 - 90 days




  Cotyledons:  Oval with entire margins

  Leaf arrangement:  Basal

  Leaves:  Simple, linear, sessile, entire margin with needle-like hairs, prominent midvein

  Other:  Shiny leaf surface