rattlesnake master


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rattlesnake master

n.
Any of several plants of the genus Eryngium of the parsley family, especially E. yuccifolium of central and eastern North America, once thought effective against rattlesnake venom and having narrow spiny leaves and clusters of small whitish flowers.
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Noun1.rattlesnake master - coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite
perennial - (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
Eryngium, genus Eryngium - large genus of decorative plants with thistlelike flower heads; cosmopolitan in distribution
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Our newsletter articles feature pictures of both controlled fires in process and the species that will benefit, such as the lovely rattlesnake master.
This study investigated the possible effects of several salt concentrations on seven species of plants native to Illinois: butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida), rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium), rough blazing star (Liatris aspera), Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis).
A population of approximately 25 individuals of Eryngium yuccifolium, rattlesnake master plants, was discovered in a small prairie opening on the western edge of the property.