Other names: Eryngium rostratum
Family: Apiaceae (Celery family).
Native of southern Australia.
Occurrence: A grassland plant. It grows on basalt and alluvial plains and open woodland.
- the spiky blue flowers are distinctive
- it usually grows to about 30 cm high
- the general appearance is that of a thistle.
It does not show weedy tendencies.
Similar species: The native Pricklefooot (Eryngium vesiculosum) is a prostrate plant, and is more
common in southern districts. It does not have the distinctive blue of Blue Devil.