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Plant Profile

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Salsify, Vegetable Oyster, Goatsbeard

The salsifies are spring weeds.Three species are found all over North America, introduced from Europe. Salsify, also called vegetable oyster and oyster plant, Tragopogon porrifolius, is a purple-flowered plant with a flower shaped like a dandelion, narrow leaves, and a seed head like a large dandelion (about the size of a tennis ball). Meadow salsify, Tragopogon pratensis, called ...

Staff | May 17, 2021

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