Eryngium yuccifolium Michaux var. yuccifolium . Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Diabase barrens and glades, olivine barrens, pine savannas, pine flatwoods over loamy or clay soils, wet to dry prairies, other open sites with at least periodic moisture, generally in sites showing some prairie affinities. Dist: Widespread in southeastern and midwestern North America, the exact range limits of the typic variety and var. synchaetum somewhat obscure; probably distributed from NJ, OH, s. MI, WI, MN, and NE south to Panhandle FL, AL, MS, n. LA, and e. TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = K1, K3, K4, MC, NE, RAB, Tx, Va, Bell (1963); = Eryngium aquaticum L. – S, misapplied; < Eryngium yuccifolium Michx. – Ar, C, F, Fl7, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, Mi, Mo2, NcTx, Ok, Tn, W, WH3