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Salsify - introduced (*Tragopogon porrifolius)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Native of Europe and the Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: A widespread weed along roadsides and in waste areas. It is also an environmental weed.


Salsify is sometimes grown as a vegetable. The roots are cooked and the young leaves are used as a salad vegetable.

Photos: Above: Flowers and buds. Happy Valley. 2: Flower viewed from above. Downes Road, Castlemaine.
3: Bud and flower. 4: The seeds with golden-brown bristles. The seeds and bristles are larger and coarser than most other daisies. Castlemaine.