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Salsify (Tragopogon Porrifolius)
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Salsify (Tragopogon Porrifolius)

A perennial plant with a vibrant purple flower, with grass like foliage. These sun favouring flowers only open in the morning whilst the sun is shining.

Commonly know as Jerusalem Star, Oyster Plant, Vegetable Oyster, gaining the latter names from the Oyster like taste of its roots. Older roots are best when cooked so can be used in stews and soups whereas the young roots are grated for use salads.

Height: 30 - 60 cm

Prefers: Sun 

Flowers: June - August