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Tragopogon pratensis

Salsifis des prés
Meadow Salsify

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

18-40 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

30-80 cm

Description

Meadow salsify grows near water or in moist meadows. It opens its petals at sunrise and closes them towards noon.

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

Flowers

Flowers are golden yellow, with the bracts usually longer than the petals.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Grass-like, tapering to a point with undulating margins, half clasping the stem.

Fruits Seeds

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

Edible

Young shoot and root, steamed or fried.

Medical

Root: beneficial to liver and gall bladder.

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