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Yellow Goatsbeard [Tragopogon dubius]

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Common Name: Yellow Goatsbeard
Scientic Name: Tragopogon dubius
Colors: Yellow
Months Appearing: June

Plants 1-3 feet tall. Milky juice. Leaves grass-like, clasp stem.

Flowers usually close by noon. 1-2 1/2 inches in diameter.  Bracts longer than ray flowers. Stem swollen below flower head.

Fruit: Seed head similar to Dandelion but twice as large.

Roadsides and dry places. 

By the side of White Pine Trail. Mecosta County. June 12.