Yellow Salsify, Western Goatsbeard Tragopogon dubius

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Botanical Name:

Tragopogon dubius







Common Name:

Yellow Salsify, Western Goatsbeard

Seeds Per Pound:
0.26 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
18-24 inches
Collection Locale:
South Dakota
Crop Year:
In Stock: 0.26 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 12 seeds)
1 gram (~ 140 seeds)
5 gram (~ 700 seeds)
10 gram (~ 1400 seeds)
1 oz (~ 3969 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: sow in the spring outdoors a week before the date of the last frost, 1/4 inch deep.
In a Nutshell:
* Tragopogon dubius (yellow salsify, western salsify, western goat's-beard, wild oysterplant, yellow goat's beard, goat's beard, goatsbeard, common salsify, salsify) is a species of salsify native to southern and central Europe and western Asia and found as far north and west as northern France.
* Like most salsifies, the western salsify grows as an annual or occasionally biennial forb, reaching a height of typically 20–60 cm but sometimes almost a metre. It grows typically in warm, sheltered spots with moist soil. Its yellow flower head is 4–6 cm in diameter and is likely to be seen in late spring or early summer.
* Western salsify is quite similar to the generally commoner meadow salsify, T. pratensis, but the bracts which show behind the flower head, a distinctive feature of salsifies, are longer and more noticeable.
* Because western salsify is a widespread plant, it has a large number of alternative common names. They include western goat's beard, wild oysterplant, yellow salsify, yellow goat's beard, meadow goat's beard, goat's beard, goatsbeard, common salsify, or salsify. more...
* The root is eaten raw or cooked. Fleshy. Young stems, when 5 - 10cm high, and the bases of the lower leaves - raw or cooked. Used as a potherb. more...
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