Western Salsify:  Asteraceae  Tragopogon  dubius
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Photo Details
June 9, 2005 - Butterfield Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

Non-native from Eurasia  1 to 3 feet tall with narrow leaves up to 12 inches long.
 Pale lemon-yellow flower heads are at the end of long hollow peduncles.
 The 8 to 13 bracts are longer than the flowers. The stock of the Western Salsify is swollen
just beneath the flower while the meadow salsify is not. The common salsify has purple flowers.

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