Tragopogon dubius “Western Salsify/Goat’s-beard” Asteraceae

Missoula, MT
October 18, 2013
Robert Niese

This invasive weed is common throughout the eastern pinelands of the PNW and its giant, dandelion-like infructescences are easy to spot, even in late fall. The thick tuberous roots of this salsify, like its cultivated cousin T. porrifolius, are edible and apparently taste like artichoke hearts when prepared properly