Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Tragopogon dubius Scopoli
(Yellow Salsify)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Exotic


Tragopogon dubius is found in dry open areas and along roadsides in low to mid elevations. The flowerheads are pale yellow with an obviously elongate peduncle. The floral bracts well exceed the petals in length. There are about 13 long green phyllaries present.
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Tragopogon dubius, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, May 19, 2007

Tragopogon dubius, inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas, May 13, 2008

Tragopogon dubius, inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Black Range, Acklin Hill, May 4, 2009

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