Eryngium baldwinii

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Eryngium baldwinii
Eryngium baldwinii BM.JPG
Photo by John B. of Blue Moon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Eryngium
Species: E. baldwinii
Binomial name
Eryngium baldwinii
Natural range of Eryngium baldwinii from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common Name: Baldwin's eryngo[1]

Taxonomic Notes


Eryngium baldwinii is a dioecious biennial or perennial that grows as a forb/herb.[1] It is aromatic, is low, and creeps along the ground. Leaves are 7 cm long and 2.5 cm wide and can be shaped as ovate, oblong, lanceolate, entire, dentate, cleft or pinnatifid. Flowers are dark to light blue 8 mm long and 4 mm wide.[2] Branches are 1.5-5 dm long and 0.3-1 mm in diameter.[3]


This species occurs from southern Georgia and southern Alabama, south to southern Florida.[4]



E. bladwinii is found in swamps, wet pine flatwoods, fresh to brackish marshes, bogs,[2] ditches,[2][4] pinelands, temporary pools, and other moist to wet sites.[4]


In Florida, E. baldwinii has been observed to flower in the spring (April) through fall (October).[2][5][3]

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 USDA NRCS (2016) The PLANTS Database (, 01 February 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tobe JD, Burks KC, Cantrell RW, Garland MA, Sweeley ME, Hall DW, Wallace P, Anglin G, Nelson G, Cooper JR, Bickner D, Gillbert K, Aymond N, Greenwood K, Raymond (1998) Florida Wetland Plants: An Identification Manual. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallhassee, FL
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bell CR (1963) The genus Eryngium in the southeastern United States. Castanea 28(3):73-79.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Weakley AS (2015) Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  5. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 1 FEB 2018