What is this weed?

MarcPerr(5)March 8, 2014

I saw this growing near a paved street last summer but have not been able to identify it. It looks like some kind of grass but the yellow flower throws me off. Any ideas?

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MarcPerr(5)

Someone has told me it might be Goat's Beard (Tragopogon pratensis)

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 7:56PM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

I would agree with that. Area below the flower head doesn't appear swollen, which would likely make it western salsify (T. dubius).

hortster

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 12:56PM
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MarcPerr(5)

That's a good bit of information to know, horster. I was wondering how to tell the difference. Thank you.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 1:19PM
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