Tragopogon porrifolius


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Noun1.Tragopogon porrifolius - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible rootTragopogon porrifolius - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
vegetable oyster, oyster plant - long white salsify
genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon - genus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads
oyster plant, salsify - edible root of the salsify plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Salsify - the vegetable oyster or Tragopogon porrifolius - looks good enough to eat.
Tragopogon porrifolius, known as salsify, also called white salsify, oyster plant, and vegetable oyster.