OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY Asteraceae_   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-14-001:
Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

COMMON NAME:
Vegetable Oyster, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard


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JK Marlow    jkm0407v_06

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Rays pale yellow, obviously shorter than the longest phyllaries, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Tragopogon dubius, Vegetable Oyster, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard

Michael Rasy, University of Alaska, Bugwood.org    bug_1196254

Month Unknown        

Ray flowers pale yellow; heads solitary on erect stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Tragopogon dubius, Vegetable Oyster, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard

Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_1205019

Month Unknown        

Flower stalk is gradually but conspicuously broadened beneath the involucre, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Tragopogon dubius, Vegetable Oyster, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard

Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, Bugwood.org    bug_5107005

Month Unknown        

Pappus dingy white, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Tragopogon dubius, Vegetable Oyster, Yellow Salsify, Western Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard

John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org    bug_5392659

Month Unknown        

Flowers open in the morning and usually close by noon, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-14-001:
Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1525

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, other disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

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