Tragopogon porrifolius L.
Family: Asteraceae
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Etymology: Tragopogon: derived from two Greek words tragos meaning "goat" and pogon meaning "beard," suggested by its prominent, feathery hairs when in seed
Plants: erect, biennial, 1'-3' tall forb with milky juice
Leaves: alternate, grass-like with straight, pointed tips, clasping
Flowers: head 2"-4" wide with purple ray flowers, bracts slightly to much longer than the rays; inflorescence a single head on a long stalk; blooms April-Aug.
Fruits: dry seed on brownish, fluffy pappus
Habitat: moist; disturbed sites, roadsides
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Janice Stiefel  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Flora.cyberia  
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