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Common Salsify
Asteraceae (Tragopogon porrifolius)


Biology and Management

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Common Salsify (link to large image)

Commopn Salsify (link to large image)

Common Salsify Seedling Mature Common Salsify

Common salsify is a biennial that is native to Eurasia, but is well established over temperate North America. It occurs along roadsides and waste areas.  This species is the same as Western salsify, but has purple flowers. It is generally 1 to 3 feet tall, more or less branched, arising from a long taproot. The leaves and stems have a milky juice. Leaves are narrow, up to 12 inches long, gradually tapering from the base to the apex. The flower heads occur at the end of long, hollow peduncles.



This section contains information on identification of the different life stages of Common Salsify.  Select Biology and Management from the Contents Menu for more information on the biology and management, or select Registered Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.