Rattlesnake Master

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Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a perennial wildflower native to the tallgrass prairies of central and eastern North America. It is a member of the carrot family (Apiaceae) and is known for its unique, spherical flowers. The flowers are greenish-white in color and are surrounded by spiny, pointed bracts. Rattlesnake master blooms in late summer and fall and is a popular addition to native plant gardens.

Rattlesnake master is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of conditions. It prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil. The plant is drought tolerant once established and can be grown in USDA zones 3-9.

Rattlesnake master is a relatively low-maintenance plant. It does not require regular fertilization or pruning. The plant can be propagated by seed or division.


Rattlesnake Master
Eryngium Yucciolium
Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake master is a beautiful and interesting addition to any garden. It is a valuable nectar source for pollinators and is deer and rabbit resistant. The plant is also said to have medicinal properties and was once used by Native Americans to treat a variety of ailments.

Here are some additional facts about rattlesnake master:

The plant gets its name from its resemblance to a rattlesnake, which is also a member of the order Squamata.
Rattlesnake master is a larval host for the black swallowtail butterfly.
The plant's roots were once used by Native Americans to make a tea that was believed to be an antidote to rattlesnake venom.
Rattlesnake master is a popular ornamental plant and is often used in native plant gardens.

Eryngium yuccifolium is native to the following states in the United States:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin



I love Native Sunflowers in my home garden and landscape.

Mary Hoggins
Tyler, Texas

Last year in the Fall, I collected a lot of seeds I planted this year.

Roger Holmes
Dallas, Texas

They really added a big splash of color to the front of my house garden bed. Love them!

Audrey Long
Mobile, Alabama

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