Fun Friday: Monarch & Rattlesnake Interaction




The local Missouri Master Gardener group I’m a member of had a great week. On Wednesday morning we met and drove to a wonderful butterfly garden that a nearby Kansas Master Gardener established many years ago. We had a very educational tour from the local butterfly expert, learning much about the butterflies and the plants. […]

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Always a Joy …




It’s always a joy to find Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) on the prairie. This beauty grows to 4-foot high and is spreading throughout the prairie I’ve been working. Over the past 3 years, I find more of it growing, and in more locations, each year that I work this area. It has a few common […]

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Don’t Step On That Rattlesnake, Master




Today’s post features another recent blooming wildflower … the Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium), also known as Yucca-leaf Eryngo and Button Snakeroot. I have regularly observed this unique wildflower growing at the nearby Missouri prairie for the past 3 years. And each time, I’m still in awe at the uniqueness of this rather strange-looking wildflower. Here […]

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