Connecticut Plants
Yellow Goat's-beard
Tragopogon dubius Scop.
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: fields, roadsides & waste places
  • Height: 1-1/2 to 3 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads 1-1/2 to 2 inches across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: Europe, Asia
Tragopogon dubius Scop.
Tragopogon dubius Scop.
Tragopogon dubius Scop.
Tragopogon dubius Scop.

The seed heads of goat's-beard look a lot like those of dandelions, but much larger -- around 3 inches across.