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Eryngium  n.  (Bot.) A large genus of umbelliferous plants somewhat like thistles in appearance, cosmopolitan in distribution. Eryngium maritimum, or sea holly, has been highly esteemed as an aphrodisiac, the roots being formerly candied.
Synonyms: genus Eryngium.

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... as we see them here, are herbaceous, with hollow, often striated stems, usually more or less divided leaves, and no stipules. Occasionally we meet a genus, like Eryngium or Hydrocotyle, with leaves merely toothed or lobed. The petioles are expanded into sheaths; hence the leaves wither on the stem. The flowers are usually arranged in simple or compound umbels, and the main and subordinate clusters may or may not be provided with involucres and involucels. ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891 • Various

Words linked to "Eryngium" :   sea holm, rosid dicot genus, eringo, family Apiaceae, carrot family, sea eryngium, rattlesnake's master, button snakeroot, eryngo, Eryngium maritimum, genus Eryngium, Eryngium yuccifolium, Umbelliferae

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