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Tragopogon porrifolius

Le sasifis à feuilles de poireaux
Salsify

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

25-50 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

40-120 cm

Description

A striking plant, stems erect.

Meadow salsify grows near water or in damp meadows.

The root is 25 cm long, dark grey on the outside and contains latex.

Flowers

Flowers are a reddish-purple, surrounded by 8 bracts, twice the size of the petals. The flowers close at noon.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly linear, wider at the base.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a large cluster of 1-seeded fruit with long hairs.

Edible

Root: raw or cooked.

Medical

Root: beneficial to liver and gall bladder.

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