Tragopogon porrifolius L.
Tragopogon porrifolius L. subsp. porrifolius
common salsify, goatsbeard, Jerusalem star, John-go-to-bed-at-noon, Joseph's flower, oyster plant, oysterplant, purple goat's beard, purple salsify, salsify, vegetable oyster, vegetable oyster plant, wild quinine, wild salsify
Asteraceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)Compositae (South Australia)
Native to northern Africa (i.e. northern Algeria, northern Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), the Canary Islands, southern Europe (i.e. France, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Yugoslavia) and western Asia (i.e. western Turkey).
Widely naturalised in southern and eastern Australia (i.e. in southern Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, south-eastern and eastern South Australia and south-western and southern Western Australia). Also naturalised on Norfolk Island.
Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and the ACT. It was recently listed as a priority environmental weed in at least one Natural Resource Management region.