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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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

White Green

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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