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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Leavenworth's Eryno   Eryngium leavenworthii    
Carrot family — Apiaceae

Also known as:
Eryngo, False Purple Thistle

Slides: (click for larger view)


This colorful thistle-like plant, an erect annual to about 3 feet tall, is not a thistle at all but rather a member of the carrot family. The color ranges from lavender to purplish to reddish. It is a summer and early fall bloomer particularly characteristic of clay soils in the blackland prairies and weedy areas of the central and north-central parts of the state.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: July, August, September, October

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