Rattlesnake Master


Photo credit: Crazytwoknobs 

 

Rattlesnake Master
(Eryngium yuccifolium)

 

Height:

    • 4-6 feet

Bloom:

    • July to August

Classification:

    • Native
    • Perennial

Sun:

    • Full sun

Soil moisture:

    • Medium

Used by:

    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage, seeds, stems)

Notes:

    • This is the only host plant for the caterpillars of two relatively rare moth species
    • Native Americans used the leaves to weave sandals and baskets

Native range in North America:

 

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