Taxon  Report   8020    
Tragopogon porrifolius  L.
Purple salsify
Tragopogon porrifolius
© 2018 Amy Rapport
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Tragopogon porrifolius
© 2018 Troy Dean Torres
Tragopogon porrifolius
© 2015 David Wolfson
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
© 2018 Tim Lewis
Genus: Tragopogon
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, agricultural weed

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Tragopogon porrifolius
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).