Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master 

Eryngium yuccifolium

Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates most soils including clay, slightly acid to neutral pH.  2-4 ft. height, blooms in summer, green/white flowers, self-seeds under optimum growing conditions.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide but concentrated in southern half of Tennessee

Unusual and striking architectural plant.  Globular flowers like those of a thistle, and leaves resemble those of a yucca.  Easy to grow from seed. Taprooted plant which transplants poorly and best left undisturbed. Attracts bees.

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