Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3076

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, as well as waif(s)

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Purple
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Tragopogon porrifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tragopogon porrifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-14-002:
Tragopogon porrifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tragopogon porrifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Salsify, Vegetable Oyster, Oyster Plant, Purple Goatsbeard


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image of Tragopogon porrifolius, Purple Salsify, Vegetable Oyster, Oyster Plant, Purple Goatsbeard

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trpo_001_lvd