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Jepson's Button Celery
Eryngium aristulatum
  
About Jepson's Button Celery (Eryngium aristulatum) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eryngium aristulatum is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common names California eryngo and Jepson's button celery. This plant is native to California and Baja California where it grows in wet places, such as vernal pools and flooded meadows. This is a perennial herb with erect, rounded, naked stems, occasionally branching and reaching anywhere from 10 centimeters to nearly a meter in height. Leaves appear near the base and at nodes along the stem and are long and serrated to toothed. The flower cluster holds rounded flowers with five to eight long, straight, spiky leafs which often have spiny edges and may grow nearly 3 centimeters long. The flower contains white petals and white or purple styles. While this is an abundant species altogether, one variety (sometimes considered a subspecies), var. parishii, the San Diego button celery, is listed as an endangered species on both the California state and national levels.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.33 - 3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Vernal pools, wet places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 10.3" - 71.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 2.00", Coldest Month: 40.0" - 56.1", Hottest Month: 60.0" - 77.9", Humidity: 0.09" - 25.08", Elevation: 1" - 4104"

Alternative Names
Common Names: California Eryngo, Jepson's Button-celery


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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