Definition of Tragopogon porrifolius
1. Noun. Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States.
Terms within: Oyster Plant, Vegetable Oyster, Oyster Plant, Salsify
Group relationships: Genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
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Literary usage of Tragopogon porrifolius
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1. Researches about Atmospheric Phaenomena by Thomas Forster (1823)
"Tragopogon porrifolius the Goat's Beard in flower in TF Forster's garden at Clapton; also Scylla peruviana. 26th.—Abundance of flexuous and angular cirrus ..."
2. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1907)
"TYPE LOCALITY : Europe, on Tragopogon porrifolius L. DISTRIBUTION : Newfoundland to Washington, Baja California and Alabama. Also in South America, Europe, ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Tragopogon porrifolius L. Sp. Pl. 789. 1753. Taller, sometimes 4*° high. Peduncles very much thickened and hollow for 1 to 3 inches below the heads ; heads ..."
4. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"FW Tragopogon porrifolius L. Salsify; Vegetable-oyster Herbaceous biennial Cultivated and occasionally escaped to railroad tracks, roadside banks or streets ..."
5. Report (1913)
"Tragopogon porrifolius L. Oyster-plant. An escape about the village. Tragopogon pratensis L. Goat's Beard. Occasional as a weed about the village. ..."
6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... is Tragopogon porrifolius, one of the Composite:. Fig. 3532. A garden esculent, grown for the fleshy root. This root nas the flavor of oysters, ..."