Eryngium leavenworthii, Leavenworth's Eyrngo


Special Notes:

This species has spines covering foliage and the bottom and top of the flower. Careful when collecting seed as the seed head is also sharp when dry. This species is very drought tolerant and highly attractive to bees and butterflies when blooming in autumn


  • Listing ID: 2668
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-3
  • Stratification: 90 days cold moist stratification
  • Bloom Time: July-October
  • Duration: Annual
  • Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
  • Family: Apiaceae (Carrot)
  • Latin Name: Eryngium leavenworthii
  • Common Name: False Purple Thistle, Leavenworth's Eryngo,
  • Eco-Region: 251-F