Blue Thistle Eryngium
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Blue Thistle Eryngium

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Description:
Product Reference: BlueThistle 

The common names for Eryngium are Blue Thistle and Sea Holly, due to the vibrant blue hues of the flowers. These thistles are also representative of admiration, austerity, independence, and nobility.

Add incredible textures and colors to your arrangements with an order of Blue Thistle Eryngium from Green Trees. This gorgeous flower features long, branching stems that are topped with beehive-shaped centers and spiky petals. The plant also has jagged leaves running up the stems. The flowers themselves have gorgeous coloration that ranges anywhere from electric blue to navy blue. Use them fresh or dry them for textural-dried flower arrangements.

Delivered in a handmade Jute Sacks

Specs :

Size: 7″-9″ stems
Stems in a Bunch: 5-7
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Description

Blue Thistle Eryngium

Blue Thistle Eryngium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apiaceae. There are about 250 species.[1] The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution, with the center of diversity in South America.[1] Common names include eryngo and amethyst sea holly (though the genus is not related to the true hollies, Ilex).

These are annual and perennial herbs with hairless and usually spiny leaves. The dome-shaped umbels of steely blue or white flowers have whorls of spiny basal bracts. Some species are native to rocky and coastal areas, but the majority are grassland plants.[2]

In the language of flowers, they represent admiration.

Species are grown as ornamental plants in gardens. Numerous hybrids have been selected for garden use, of which E. × oliverianum[4] and E. × tripartitum[5] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

Many species of Eryngium have been used as food and medicine. Eryngium campestre is used as a folk medicine in Turkey. In Iran Eryngium (Boghnagh فارسی- بوقناق) is used as herbal tea to lower blood sugar. Eryngium creticum is a herbal remedy for scorpion stings in Jordan. Eryngium elegans is used in Argentina and Eryngium foetidum in Latin America and South-East Asia. Native American peoples used many species for varied purposes. Cultures worldwide have used Eryngium extracts as anti-inflammatory agents. Eryngium yields an essential oil and contains many kinds of terpenoids, saponins, flavonoids, coumarins, and steroids.[1]

The roots have been used as vegetables or sweetmeats. Young shoots and leaves are sometimes used as vegetables like asparagus. E. foetidum is used in parts of the Americas and Asia as a culinary herb. It is similar to coriander or cilantro, and is sometimes mistaken for it. It may be called spiny coriander or culantro.