Taxon  Report   3468    
Eryngium spinosepalum  Mathias
Spiny sepaled button celery,  Spinysepal eryngo
Eryngium spinosepalum
© 2009 Cristian Singer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eryngium spinosepalum
© 2009 Cristian Singer
Eryngium spinosepalum, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Eryngium spinosepalum
© 2009 Cristian Singer
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Eryngium
Communities: Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Eryngium globosum
ICPN + PLANTS: Eryngium vaseyi var. globosum
More information about  Eryngium spinosepalum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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).