The flowers are open in the morning and close around noon. This plant is very similar to Tragopogon dubius, but that plant has longer bracts -- much longer than the petal-like rays. On Tragopogon pratensis, the bracts are around the same length as the rays.
- Family: aster (Asteraceae)
- Habitat: fields, roadsides
- Height: 1-3 feet
- Flower size: flowerheads 1-1/2 to 2 inches across
- Flower color: yellow
- Flowering time: June to October
- Origin: Europe