Rattlesnake Master

Plant Height 4 FT
Seed Count 125,000 Seeds per Pound
Botanical Name Eryngium yuccifolium
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic Soils _ Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period June-September
Flower Color White


Rattlesnake Master


Rattlesnake Master is a warm season perennial forb found primarily in the Midwestern and Eastern United States. This somewhat menacing looking wildflower has bristly flowers on the seed head which are actually not sharp or prickly.


  • Mature plant height of 4 feet
  • Specie name Yuccifolium comes from Greek origin for yucca leaves
  • Summer bloom period
  • Prefers wet to mesic soils
  • Full sun exposure
  • Found in open prairies and woodland edges
  • The white spherical heads are made up of many tiny flowers
  • Native Americans used as an antidote for rattlesnake bites




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