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Coastal Button-celery
Eryngium armatum
About Coastal Button-celery (Eryngium armatum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eryngium armatum is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name coastal eryngo. It is endemic to the coastline of the northern half of California, where it along beaches and coastal bluffs. This is a low perennial herb growing patches of thick green to yellow-green leaves, each long and straight, sometimes with serrated or toothed edges. Atop stout stems are inflorescences of spiky flower heads each nearly a centimeter wide. Each is surrounded by seven or eight long, sharp-pointed bracts about two centimeters long, and sometimes more layers of bractlets on top. The tiny white to purplish flowers are tucked between the layers of bracts.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.7" - 51.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 0.88", Coldest Month: 40.4" - 51.6", Hottest Month: 58.2" - 72.6", Humidity: 0.02" - 18.42", Elevation: -17" - 1337"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Coastal Eryngo

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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