Scientific Name: 
Tragopogon Dubius
Found on six of the seven major continents in the world, the Wishie of the Salsify was introduced into North America where it has become widespread and is now reported from all the continental United States except for a few in the far south-east, and all provinces of Canada except Newfoundland and the northern territories. Unlike some other species of salsify, the Wishie of the Salsify is not generally regarded as edible, though the root can be eaten (raw or cooked) and so can the young stems. No uses in herbal medicine are commonly known. It is regarded as invasive in most states of the USA and in some Canadian provinces such as Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Photo by: D. Griffin