Tragopogon - Salsify

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Tragopogon - Salsify

Post by RB » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:48 am

Anyone have any info about this plant? I saw this (did not have time to stop/photograph or even look at closely, so species unknown). I only ever saw in one location for the second year running. Here's what it looks like "at a glance":

http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/ ... lsify.html

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http://www.ukwildflowers.com/Web_pages/ ... alsify.htm

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Post by robcar » Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:47 am

Should be Tragopogon hybridus - scarce or rare (info from Weber) - I have never come across it myself

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Post by RB » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:18 pm

Yes i did subsequently take a look at Weber and seems likely. Hope to re-visit the area and take some decent pics.

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Post by RB » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:12 pm

I went to the same spot last weekend, but it was too late, no flowers, and could not even locate the plant...

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Post by wolf » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:14 pm

wrong RB !
If you went afternoon flowers close - punto
go morning and see the difference ...

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Post by RB » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:21 am

Oops yes I read that somewhere, forgot!

Still, I think that it's too late seasonwise bec although I noted the plant and the only flower in passing, and had only an approx location ie within say 10sq m, I guess that I possibly may have spotted the closed flower/s too on the second visit, if there were any. Or maybe the sun was too bright :wink:

Even last year I had only noted ONE flower, there may well be quite a few plants :?: there but they either flower in turn :!: or there aren't many plants at all.

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Post by IL-PINE » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:14 pm

i saw it once in Selmun last year at this time - and there were only the capsules..... no flowers!

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Post by jackpot » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:01 pm

yes, in Selmun it is rare, but in Mgarr (Gozo), there are nice populations (right hand side of the ferry`s arrival) in May!

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Post by RB » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:11 am

Taken yesterday, late afternoon. A respectable pop of these plants, numbering maybe 50 max, Qortin ta' Ghajn Zejtuna - Mellieha.

Still actively flowering, even if the peak is over - still a few flower buds on some plants. Must try visit a.m. but hey it is Mellieha after all, quite a drive from this end.

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