Eryngium campestre

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Eryngium campestre
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Eryngium
Species: E. campestre
Binomial name
Eryngium campestre
Eryngium campestre - MHNT

Eryngium campestre, known as field eryngo,[1] is a species of Eryngium, which is used medicinally. A member of the Apiaceae family, Eryngo is a hairless, thorny perennial. The leaves are tough and stiff, whitish-green. The basal leaves are long-stalked, pinnate and spiny. The leaves of this plant are mined by the gall fly which is called Euleia heraclei.

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Mainly Central and southern Europe, north to Germany and Holland. Rare in the British Isles.


Used in herbalism as an infusion to treat coughs, whooping cough and urinary infections. Roots were formerly candied as sweets or boiled and roasted as a vegetable. Active constituents: Essential oils, saponins, tannins.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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Erygium campestre in Russia in the vicinity of Saratov