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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Tragopogon dubius Yellow Salsify


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Tragopogon dubius Yellow Salsify
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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 flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are 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.

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].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in ordinary garden soils, including heavy clays[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ. Make sure to water the seed in if the weather is dry.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
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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