Tower Hill Preserve

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Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius)

Naturalized in fields and meadows throughout the US and considered an herb, this plant is recognized by its grasslike leaves and long-stemmed purple flower heads. The taproots are edible and when cooked, taste like oysters (also known as oyster plant).

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