Taxon  Report   8020 
Tragopogon porrifolius  L.
Purple salsify
Tragopogon porrifolius
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
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Tragopogon porrifolius
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Tragopogon porrifolius
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Tragopogon porrifolius, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Tragopogon porrifolius
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Tragopogon
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, agricultural weed
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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