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Spreydon, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

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Growing wild in an infrequently mown meadow

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Eryngos - Photo (c) Karen Miller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
reinderw's ID: Eryngos (Genus Eryngium)
Posted by reinderw 9 days ago (Flag)
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E. planum, I think.

Posted by reinderw 9 days ago (Flag)
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Eryngos - Photo (c) Karen Miller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
jon_sullivan's ID: Eryngos (Genus Eryngium)
Posted by jon_sullivan 4 days ago (Flag)
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Interesting. I've not seen these wild before.

Posted by jon_sullivan 4 days ago (Flag)
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Nor had I. It's beautiful!

Posted by reinderw 4 days ago (Flag)
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Blue Eryngo - Photo (c) Natalie Tapson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jon_sullivan's ID: Blue Eryngo (Eryngium planum)
Posted by jon_sullivan 4 days ago (Flag)
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It's a good match for Eryngium planum and doesn't fit Eryngium amesthystinum, the other Eryngium known wild in NZ with blue capitula.

Eryngium planum is currently regarded as a casual wild part of the NZ flora, as opposed to fully naturalised. See the Allan Herbarium collections. Many casuals go on to be fully naturalised in time, and some continue on to become weeds.

I expect this would be well worth collecting for a herbarium specimen.

Posted by jon_sullivan 4 days ago (Flag)
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Eryngos - Photo (c) Karen Miller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
reinderw's ID: Eryngos (Genus Eryngium)
Eryngos - Photo (c) Karen Miller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Eryngos (Genus Eryngium)
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Blue Eryngo - Photo (c) Natalie Tapson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jon_sullivan's ID: Blue Eryngo (Eryngium planum)
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