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Eryngium articulatum
About Beethistle (Eryngium articulatum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eryngium articulatum is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common names beethistle and jointed coyote thistle. This plant is native to the northwestern United States from California to Idaho, where it is a plant of marshes and riverbanks. This is a sturdy, branching perennial herb with rounded, naked stems reaching maximum heights over one meter. It has a few sparse sharply serrated leaves at nodes and branching points along its stem. Atop the stem is the rounded to egg-shaped flower head, which looks superficially like that of a thistle, mainly due to its spikiness and lavender color. It is fringed with up to 17 spiny, toothed, pointed bracts, each up to about two centimeters long. Each flower head is packed full of small lavender flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Agonopterix oregonensisAgonopterix oregonensis

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.1" - 73.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 2.75", Coldest Month: 31.4" - 50.0", Hottest Month: 54.8" - 76.3", Humidity: 0.92" - 26.55", Elevation: 0" - 6040"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Coyote-thistle, Jointed Coyote Thistle

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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