What is this plant? It has purple flowers and very pretty. I don't think it is weed, just because of the spots in the backyard where I find this plant.

  • purple flowers, about 2" in diameter
  • About 3 ft tall
  • grass-like, has tall stacks
  • beige spores that appeared within the last week, as big as a baseball or perhaps bigger

purple flower beige spore

1 Answer 1


Classed as a wildflower, its Salsify, or Tragopogon porrifolius, a biennial plant with edible roots http://www.jeremybartlett.co.uk/2012/05/29/salsify-tragopogon-porrifolius/

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.