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Eryngium tricuspidatum
Common Name: Sea Holly Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

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Prostrate clumps of arrow-shaped, dark green, leathery leaves with light green veins. The bluish flowers are held in thimble-like heads that sit on intricately spiky bracts that are green with white veins. This species hails from the African and European western Mediterranean.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Native Habitat:
Open areas, matorral and degraded pastures on dry soils from 200-900 metres in North Africa, Malta, Sardinia, Sicily and the Iberian Peninsula.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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