Goat's beard

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n.1.(Bot.) A weedy European annual with yellow flowers, of the genus Tragopogon; - so named from the long silky beard of the seeds. One species is the salsify or oyster plant; it is naturalized in US.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As I came back to Professor Summerlee, he was having a furious altercation with the men who had carried down the oxygen, his little white goat's beard jerking with indignation.
If you want a tall showoff plant for shade, try goat's beard. Its white, feathery plumes bloom in June atop plants that grow 3 to 6 feet tall.
The greens unique to the island include chwinamul (aster scaber), bujiggaengi (Amur wallflowers), samnamul (goat's beard) and myeongi(mountain garlic).