Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1525

Forb
Biennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it on roadsides, in 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:

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

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

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 (1968) 179-14-001:
Tragopogon dubius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

 

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


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image of Tragopogon dubius

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

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

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

Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, Bugwood.org    bug_5107005

Month Unknown        

Pappus dingy white, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Tragopogon dubius

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.