Taxon  Report   3461    
Eryngium armatum  (S. Watson) J. M. Coult. & Rose
Coastal eryngo,  Coyote thistle, Prickly coyote thistle
Eryngium armatum
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Eryngium armatum
© 2006 Steve Matson
Eryngium armatum
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Eryngium armatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Eryngium armatum
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Eryngium
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Eryngium harmsianum
ICPN: Eryngium longistylum
ICPN: Eryngium petiolatum var. armatum
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).