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Tragopogon porrifolius L.


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
SpeciesporrifoliusMeans that the leaves look like those of the leek, the scientific name of which is Allium porrum

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Tragopogon porrifolius description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Tragopogon porrifolius (salsify)

8/30/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 6 × 8" (14 × 20 cm)

Tragopogon porrifolius (salsify)

8/30/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 5 × 7" (13 × 16 cm)

Tragopogon porrifolius (salsify)

8/30/2014 · New Mex­ico
≈ 4 × 4½" (10 × 11 cm)


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