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Meadow Goat's-beard - Tragopogon dubius
Other Names:  Yellow Salsify, Wild Oysterplant, Yellow Goat's Beard

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Stems 30–110 cm. Cauline leaves 4–20 cm long. Involucre 2–4 cm high, to 6 cm in fruit; peduncle inflated, nearly as wide as the involucre. Rays yellow; ligules 10–15 mm long; the outer shorter than the phyllaries. Achene 20–35 mm long including the beak (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Widespread; non-native (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 313

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Habitat
Grasslands, sagebrush steppe, open forest, woodlands, fields, roadsides, lawns; plains, valleys, montane(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Meadow Goat's-beard — Tragopogon dubius.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from