Eryngium aquaticum L. var. aquaticum

Locations ofEryngium aquaticum L. var. aquaticum in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Eryngium aquaticum L. var. aquaticum
Common Name
Rattlesnake-master, Marsh Eryngo
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Eryngium aquaticum L.
MacMillan (2003, Castanea 68: 345-347) suggests that Eryngium aquaticum L. var. ravenelii (A.Gray) Mathias & Constance of calcareous wet savannas in SC, GA, and FL warrants species status. While this sounds plausible and is followed by Flora of the Southeastern U.S., contemporary studies supporting the rank change are lacking.
Freshwater and oligohaline tidal marshes, tidal swamps, and sea-level fens; a constituent of both lunar-tidal riverine systems of the northern Coastal Plain and wind-tidal systems of the Embayed Region of far se. Virginia. Infrequent in the Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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