SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eryngium yuccifolium
COMMON NAME: Rattlesnake Master, Button Snake-root, Button Eryngo, Beargrass
BLOOM TIME: July, Aug, Sept
- The coarse foliage & prickly balls of flowers are not popular as a source of food with mammalian herbivores, although they may nibble off the ends of the leaves.
- The flowering heads attract many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, moths, beetles, and plant bugs.