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Spiny-sepaled Button-celery
Eryngium spinosepalum
About Spiny-sepaled Button-celery (Eryngium spinosepalum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eryngium spinosepalum is an uncommon species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by the common name spinysepal eryngo, or spiny-sepaled button celery. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the eastern Central Valley and adjacent Sierra Nevada foothills. It is a plant of vernal pools and similar wet habitat in the hills and grasslands. This is an erect perennial herb growing up to about 75 centimeters tall with a thick, hairless branching stem. The leaves are widely lance-shaped to oblong, edged with sharp, pointed lobes, and up to 35 centimeters in length. The inflorescence is an array of spherical flower heads each up to 2 centimeters wide and surrounded by several narrow, pointed bracts which may be edged in spines. The heads bloom in white petals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb, Perennial Herb

2.5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.5" - 39.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 1.54", Coldest Month: 28.2" - 50.8", Hottest Month: 49.8" - 78.3", Humidity: 1.26" - 25.99", Elevation: 58" - 10807"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Spiny-sepaled Button Celery, Spinysepal 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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