Western Sasify, yellow goat’s beard, yellow salsify, western goat’s-beard, wild oyster plant, salsify
Description: annual, sometimes biennial
Place of origin: Eurasia
Urban habitat: commonly found on roadsides, railroad tracks, in disturbed sites.
Ecological function: Disturbance-adapted colonizer of bare ground; food and habitat for wildlife.
History: Tragopogon dubius is edible raw or cooked. It is considered to be invasive in most US states and in some Canadian provinces.