Blue Eryngo - Eryngium planum
Medium to tall, stiffly branched, hairless plant. Basal leaves oblong-heart-shaped, toothed, occasionally 3 lobed. Stem leaves short stalked or clasping. Flowerheads bluish, rather egg shaped, numerous, in branched clusters, 10 to 20 mm with up to 8 narrow spiny bracts.
An occasional garden escape usually found close to habitation.
Flowers July -August
Widespread but infrequent garden escape.
Rare as a garden escape in Leicestershire and Rutland it was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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