Two photographs of Eryngium aquaticum, Eryingo, Sea Holly, a member of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae, the parsley family, found in sandy coastal soils in Europe, and grown in gardens slewhere. Naturalized in Eastern North America and British Columbia. Young shoots formerly eaten like asparagus. Roots, famously a historic aphrodisiac in 18th century England. Roots also candied. Considered diuretic, expectorant and an aromatic stimulant.
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