Eryngium campestre

Eryngium campestre L.

Common Names

Common eryngo (English), field eryngo (English), فقاع (فُقّاع)، شقاليل (شَقاقيل) (Arabic), شقاقول (شَقاقول) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

West and central Europe, south Russia, Mediterranean region, southwest Asia, Afghanistan.

Distribution in Egypt

Mediterranean region and Sinai.


Barley fields, roadsides, stony hillsides.

Life Expectancy



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