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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

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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/

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