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- Generally 1 to 3 feet tall, more or less branched,
arising from a long taproot.
- Herbage has a milky juice.
- Some pubescence occurs when young, but it is
frequently glabrous at maturity.
- Leaves are narrow, up to 12 inches long, gradually
tapering from the base to the apex.
- Flower heads occur at the end of long, hollow
- Involucral bracts, usually about 13, 1 to 2 inches
long at anthesis.
- Bracts distinctly surpass the pale, lemon-yellow ray
Habitat/ Distribution/ Crops associated with:
- Native to Eurasia, but well established over temperate
- Occurs along roadsides and waste sites.
- Same as Western salsify, but has purple flowers.
Herbicide Control Notes:
- Gramoxone plus Goal applied in late fall is effective.