Common Name: Goat's Beard (Goats Beard, Salsify, Jack-Go-To-Bed-At-Noon)
Latin Name:Tragopogon spp.
Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae
Commonly called Goat's beard, this plant goes by many different common names including: Common Salsify, Meadow Salsify, Purple Salsify, Yellow Salsify, Goatsbeard and Jack-Go-To-Bed-At-Noon because the flowers are often closed around mid day.
The name 'Goat's beard' is also used for Aruncus dioicus, which is TOXIC, so be sure to identify your plant correctly before offering as food.