Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Tragopogon at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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.
Michael Rasy, University of Alaska, Bugwood.org bug_1196254
Ray flowers pale yellow; heads solitary on erect stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org bug_1205019
Flower stalk is gradually but conspicuously broadened beneath the involucre, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, Bugwood.org bug_5107005
Pappus dingy white, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org bug_5392659
Flowers open in the morning and usually close by noon, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, other disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora
NEW! Click here to see a map from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US showing range and abundance.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
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)
Ray flowers bisexual
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control p268
- Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition p188
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition p249
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p331
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p383
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p175