Western Salsify Free Food

I have a few Western Salsify (Tragopogon dubius) in my food forest this year.

I am glad my prevailing winds will blow their seeds on my property and not away. The seedheads are a typical dandelion ball and a puff of air sends them flying.

Although this plant is native to Eurasia, it has naturalized over most of the U.S. I welcome another free (to me) food source.

What I like most about them is that before blooming they look like giant green spiders on the ground.

Once established, they reseed easily. An easy, no maintenance food that can be harvested year after year.


About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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One Response to Western Salsify Free Food

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