Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Tragopogon pratensis L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Caroline A. Creevey

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Asteraceae
Tragopogon pratensis L.
lesser goat's-beard, meadow salsify, showy goat's-beard, yellow goat's-beard
Tragopogon: derived from two Greek words tragos meaning "goat" and pogon meaning "beard," suggested by its prominent, feathery hairs when in seed
pratensis: of meadows
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, biennial, 6"-24" tall forb with milky juice
Flower: head 1"- 2 1/2" wide with deep yellow ray flowers, bracts not longer than the rays; inflorescence a single head on a long stalk; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:dry seed on whitish fluffy pappus forming a large ball
Leaf:alternate, clasping, grass-like with backward-curving, pointed tips
Habitat: moderate moisture; disturbed sites, roadsides
(Glossary)

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