Purple Goat's-beard - Tragopogon porrifolius
Purple Salsify, Jerusalem Star, Vegetable Oyster
Stems 30–80 cm. Cauline leaves 2–25 cm long, recurved at the tip. Involucre 2–3 cm high, to 5 cm in fruit; peduncle inflated and tapering to the involucre. Rays purple; ligules 15–20 mm long; the outer shorter or equal to the phyllaries. Achene 2–3 cm long including the beak (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.