PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME:

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Tragopogon porrifolius / Asteraceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS: sun
 

PARTS:

EDIBLE cid:image001.jpg@01D3EC3E.A305A520

TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

cid:image001.jpg@01D3EC3E.A305A520young

 

RAW/COOK

Spring

Leaves

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Spring

Stalk/Stem

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Buds

       

Flowers

 

RAW

 

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

cid:image001.jpg@01D3EC3E.A305A520sprouted

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

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sweet/oysters

RAW/COOK

Fall-Spring

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: medium

 

COMMENT: The young root can be grated in salads, older roots are best cooked. The roots are harvested as required from October until early spring, or can be harvested in late autumn and stored until required. A sweet taste. Flowering shoots - raw or cooked. Used like asparagus. Flowers - raw. Added to salads. The sprouted seeds can be added to salads or sandwiches. The root latex is used as a chewing gum. (1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Antibilious;  Aperient;  Deobstruent;  Diuretic. (1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Gum from root latex.(1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Tragopogon+porrifolius
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragopogon_porrifolius & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragopogon
  3. https://honest-food.net/wild-salsify-right-under-my-nose/