Tragopogon porrifolius

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 Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. var.  Oyster plant, Salsify, Vegetable oyster
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
24in36in 6in12in
Height: 24 in to 36 in
Width: 6 in to 12 in
Lifespan: biennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers, edible
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USDA Zones: 5 to 9
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: blue, purple
Asteraceae > Tragopogon porrifolius var. ,

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Tragopogon porrifolius, Linn. Salsify. Vegetable Oyster. Oyster Plant. Tall strict biennial, sometimes 4 ft. high when in bloom, glabrous: lvs. keeled, tapering from a broad often clasping base: fls. showy, closing at noon or before, the outer rays exceeded by the involucral scales: peduncle thickened and hollow beneath the heads. S. Eu.— Naturalized in many parts of the country, often becoming a persistent weed. See Salsify. CH

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