There are many names for this weed like Goatsbeard, Star of Jerusalem, Yellow Salsify, etc., I do like the name Salsify. It has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it? It is hard to identify until it flowers. It is a biennial which means it doesn’t flower until the second year. The first year, it has a grassy appearance, but if you pull a leaf off it will have a milky substance. The flowers can be mistaken for dandelions except they are much larger.
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