Monday, March 24, 2008

Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master
Eryngium yuccifolium
Flower 3' tall
Leaves 2' tall

Yes, these white 'balls' are the flower clusters of this pretty stately plant.  The leaves are pretty on their own, a blue-green that stands out nicely from other green-green foliage.  Because the ball is a cluster of individual white flowers that mature into individual seed over time and then linger on into winter, these have the appearance of a very long bloom time. 

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