Tragopogon
goatsbeard, salsify
6 species
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Tragopogon dubiusyellow salsify
Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across most of North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, meadows, wastelots, overgrazed areas, and other disturbed open areas at low to middle elevations.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-September
Tragopogon floccosuswoolly goatsbeard
Distribution: Known only from Whitman County in Washington.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, fields, roadsides.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: July-August
Tragopogon mirusremarkable goatsbeard
Distribution: Known only from one colony at Pullman, Washington, and another at nearby Palouse.
Habitat: Dry, open areas in the foothills.
Origin: Native
Tragopogon miscellushybrid goatsbeard
Origin: Native
Tragopogon porrifoliusoyster plant, purple salsify
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely distributed throughout most of North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields and waste places, usually where moist.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: April-August
Tragopogon pratensisjack go to bed at noon, meadow salsify
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; widely distributed throughout North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields and waste places, usually in slightly moist areas.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-August