Yellow or Western Salsify

Yellow or Western Salsify [Tragopogon dubius] found in Concordia, Kansas and Grand Island, Nebraska on 18 and 19 May 2021, respectively. It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae or Compositae) family. National Wildlife Federation’s Wildflowers of North America, page 569, states this species was introduced from Europe, blooms in Summer in disturbed places, and is widespread. Its common genus name is goatsbeard and its bracts are longer than a Tragopogon pratensis.

USDA Plants Listing: Tragopogon dubius

Yellow Salsify – Concordia, KS – 18 May 2021

Yellow Salsify – Grand Island, NE – 19 May 2021