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Meadow Salsify (Showy Goat's-beard)
Tragopogon pratensis

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

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.