Goatsbeard , Oyster Plant

Tragopogon spp.

  • roots are edible raw.

  • roots can be dried and ground.

  • roots can be roasted as coffee substitute.

  • young leaves can be eaten raw.

  • young stalks and root crowns can be simmered.

  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Common salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), Yellow salsify (Tragopogon dubius) and Meadow salsify (Tragopogon pratensis).

  • grows in dry, disturbed areas.

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