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Salsify, lukasta kozja brada

Tragopogon porrifolius


Stem is largely unbranched, and the leaves are somewhat grasslike. It exudes a milky juice from the stems. The flower head is about 5 cm across, and each is surrounded by green bracts which are longer than the petals (technically, the ligules of the ray flowers). The flowers are dull purple in color and 3-5 cm across.


mediterranean meadow

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Jopy 9 years ago

yes, green sepals were gathered in centre of the flower, than it opened very fast...

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 9 years ago

they opened in front of your eyes (was it very fast process)? :)
but it looks gorgeous this way! :))

Jopy 9 years ago

Thank you, Sintija...I tried to spot it when sepals were closed, than it looks very interesting..but my dog trampled it and sepals opened :(

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 9 years ago

This really is a very beautiful flower! Nice spotting! :))

Jopy 9 years ago

Thank you, Marta :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago


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Spotted on May 18, 2014
Submitted on Jul 30, 2014

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