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Tragopogon

Tragopogon L.

 

Goatsbeard

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusTragopogonDerived from two Greek words tragos meaning “goat” and pogon meaning “beard,” suggested by its prominent, feathery hairs when in seed

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Tragopogon description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Tragopogon L. (Goatsbeard)

(Tragopogon) · 7/11/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, near NH Line, Dunstable, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm) Species not yet identified

Tragopogon L. (Goatsbeard)

(Tragopogon) · 7/11/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, near NH Line, Dunstable, MA
≈ 3 × 3½" (8.2 × 9.5 cm) Species not yet identified

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