Eryngium yuccifolium

Common name: Rattlesnake Master

Native plant

Rattlesnake Master is a common plant in the prairies of our region, occuring on a range of sites from dry to moist.  Flowers bloom on the ends of central stalks, sometimes from the axils, in clusters of long stemmed inflorescence with white to light green spiked balls on the ends.  The leaves resemble those of the yucca, lending to the specific epithet yuccifolium.  Although this plant can take some shade, staking may be necessary under shady conditions.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
2 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
White Green

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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