Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
See more pictures at www.invasive.org.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Tragopogon at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
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.