|Photo by Wayne Matchett, SpaceCoastWildflowers.com|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons|
|Family:||Apiaceae ⁄ Umbelliferae|
| Eryngium aromaticum|
|Natural range of Eryngium aromaticum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common name: Fragrant eryngo
E. aromaticum is a low growing, perennial herb that can be found as a basal rosette of slightly spiny, deeply dissected leaves through out most of the year. It has a carrot like taproot. Leaves are simple and alternate.
It is found throughout the peninsula and panhandle of Florida, along with parts of Georgia and Alabama.
It can be found in well drained upland habitats.
Occurs in loamy sand and peaty sand type habitats such as scrub, sand ridges, sandhills, and flatwoods. It has also been seen in human disturbed areas such as powerline corridors and disturbed slash pine forests. 
Associated species includes Agalinis plukenetii, Liatris provincialis, Chrysopsis gossypina, C. linearifolia, Polygonella gracile, P. polygoma, P. fimbriata, Aristida stricta, Pinus clausa, Pinus palustris, Quercus virginiana, Quercus laevis, and Serenoa repens. 
The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Eryngium aromaticum at Archbold Biological Station. 
Halictidae: Lasioglossum placidensis
Sphecidae: Tachysphex similis
Vespidae: Stenodynerus fundatiformis
Use by animals
Used as larval food by the Eastern black swallowtail butterfly.
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- [Native Florida Wildflowers]Accessed: December 7, 2015
- [Hortipedia]Accessed: December 7, 2015
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: October 2016. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Tara Baridi, C.H. Beck, George R. Cooley, D.S. Correll, R.J. Eaton, Rex Ellis, William B. Fox, R.K. Godfrey, R. Kral, O. Lakela, Robert L. Lazor, Sidney McDaniel, Marc Minno, Paul O. Schallert, Cecil Slaughter, R.F. Thorne, and D.B. Ward. States and Counties: Florida: Baker, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Duval, Franklin, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Nassau, Okeechobee, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, and Taylor.
- Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.