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Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake master flowers
Photo credit: Crazytwoknobs

Rattlesnake Master
(Eryngium yuccifolium)

Availability:

  • Currently available

Height:

  • 4-6 feet

Bloom:

  • July to August

Classification:

  • Native
  • Perennial

Sun:

  • Full sun

Soil moisture:

  • Medium

Used by:

  • Honey bees (flowers),
  • Native bees (flowers),
  • Butterflies (flowers),
  • Caterpillars (foliage, seeds, stems)

Notes:

  • This is the only host plant for the caterpillars of two relatively rare moth species
  • Native Americans used the leaves to weave sandals and baskets
  • Rattlesnake master is in the carrot family.

Native Range:

USDA range map for rattlesnake master
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: