Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard, yellow salsify, western goat’s-beard, wild oyster plant, salsify)

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.