Goats Beard
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Taken at Glen Gorm, Mull on 7th July 2011 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.




 

Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st June 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 16th September 2015  using
Nikon D5200 - 18-55 mm lens with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachment

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Goats Beard.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Tragopogon pratensis.
Asteraceae.
Biannual.
jack-go-to-bed-at-noon

Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Meadows and road borders.
June - October
30 - 100 cm
After flowering, a round head of winged, long seeds - like the familiar clock of the Dandelion - develops, which becomes broken up by the wind.
The tapering roots were formerly eaten as we now eat parsnips, and the young stalks, taken before the flowers appear, were cut up into lengths and boiled like asparagus, and are said to be nearly as nutritious. The roots were dug up in the autumn and kept in dry sand for winter use.