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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This whole plant has a silvery thistle look.
The leaves as well as the bracts around the flower are bristle-toothed. The stems are smooth, but the leaves are divided into sharp lobes on each side of eryntium midrib.
Eryngium heterophyllum Engelm. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science
They are surrounded by showy, spiny leaf bracts. When the tiny, silvery-looking flowers mature, they turn sky-blue.
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. In Europe roots of some species are candied, and in South America the fiber caraguata is obtained from the leaves of one. In North America curative powers have been ascribed to some species. From the Image Gallery Bloom Information Bloom Color: JulAugSepOct.
Southeastern Arizona east to western Texas and hetfrophyllum to Mexico. Sandy soil in grasslands, open woods, and along watercourses, usually in mountains. 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status Region: The National Wetland Plant List: Click here for map of regions. Bibliography Bibref – Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide Loughmiller, C. Loughmiller Search More Titles in Bibliography.
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