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Tragopogon dubius - Scop.

Common Name Yellow Salsify
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Fields in Turkey, 400 - 1840 metres[93].
Range Europe to W. Asia - Austria and N. France eastwards.
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Weed Potential Yes
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Tragopogon dubius Yellow Salsify


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Tragopogon dubius Yellow Salsify
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Tragopogon dubius is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

T. major.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[105, 183]. Fleshy[177]. Young stems, when 5 - 10cm high, and the bases of the lower leaves - raw or cooked. Used as a potherb[183].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soils, including heavy clays[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ. Make sure to water the seed in if the weather is dry.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Tragopogon coloratus Biennial0.5 -  LMHNM10 
Tragopogon crocifolius Annual/Biennial0.8 4-8  LMHNM20 
Tragopogon cupani Biennial0.8 -  LMHNM20 
Tragopogon gracilis Perennial0.2 -  LMHNM10 
Tragopogon hispanica Biennial0.0 -  LMHNM20 
Tragopogon porrifoliusSalsifyBiennial0.6 4-8  LMHNM32 
Tragopogon pratensisGoat's BeardAnnual/Perennial0.6 3-7  LMHNM32 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

Janet   Tue Mar 4 2008

Tragopogon dubius and other non-native weeds may be edible, but they also invade native ecosystems and out-compete native plants that are important food sources for OTHER organisms. I encourage anyone to pick and eat weeds that are already present, but PLEASE do not cultivate exotic plants that can damage native ecosystems.

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