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Tragopogon pratensis

Goat's beard

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.3m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Tragopogon pratensis (Goat's beard). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Upright, scarcely branched; sap milky. ROOT: Long tap-root. HAIRS: More or less absent. STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Absent BRACTS: 1 row around head, thin; none between florets. FLOWER STALK: Absent; long under heads. SEPALS: A ring of hairs. PETALS: 5, joined, flattened above, 5-toothed. STAMENS: 5, joined into tube. STIGMA: 1, 2-lobed; style long. OVARY: 1, below petals, 1-celled. SEEDS: 1, not released.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, roots once used as vegetable.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium

Cultivation

They are frost hardy and will adaptable to most soils. They all prefer a sunny position. You can propagate from seeds which are sown in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds which are sown in spring.

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