- any plant of the temperate and subtropical perennial umbelliferous genus Eryngium, with distinctive spiny foliage, metallic blue flower heads, and bluish stems, several species of which are grown as garden plantsSee also sea holly
New Latin, from Greek ērynggion a species of thistle
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Occasionally we meet a genus, like Eryngium or Hydrocotyle, with leaves merely toothed or lobed.
He then gave a half-grain dose, three times a day, of the third decimal trituration of the 'Eryngium aquaticum.'
Nothing remains but a yellow salvia and the beautiful Eryngium cæruleum.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)
Isabella L. Bird
The root of the Eryngium campestre, a plant common in middle and southern Europe.
Sea-holly (Eryngium) is another family of July-flowering plants that does well on poor, sandy soils that have been deeply stirred.Wood and Garden