Common names: Rattlesnake master, button eryngo, and button snake-root,
Eryngium yuccifolium is a perennial plant native to American prairies and can be found in the bed at the south end of the Maze. It can be traced back 8,000 years and was used for shoes and clothing. Shamans used it for handling rattlesnakes, and the root was a common venom antidote.
Photos and story by Hughie Jones