Calflora
Taxon  Report   8021    
Tragopogon pratensis  L.
Jack go to bed at noon,  Meadow salsify
Tragopogon pratensis
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
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Tragopogon pratensis
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Tragopogon pratensis
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Tragopogon pratensis, 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 pratensis
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Tragopogon
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Tragopogon lamottei
PLANTS: Tragopogon orientalis
PLANTS: Tragopogon pratensis ssp. orientalis
More information about  Tragopogon pratensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (TRLA30)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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