Plants (30-)40-80(-100) cm. Leaves: apices straight (not recurved to coiled), faces initially tomentulose to floccose, soon glabrescent. Peduncles distally inflated. Involucres conic in bud. Outer florets much shorter than phyllaries; corollas yellow. 2n = 12. Flowering early summer. Disturbed sites and less disturbed sites; 10-2500 m; introduced; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.W.T., N.S., Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon; Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; Europe; Australia; s Africa. Tragopogon dubius is naturalized across much of North America. It typically grows in sites drier than those where T. pratensis is found.
Plant: Biennial forb to 80cm with milky sap Leaves: leaves grass-like and woolly at nodes INFLORESCENCE: primary inflorescence a head, each resembling a flower; heads ligulate, solitary at branch tips; peduncles long, naked, much wider towared tip; phyllaries 8-13, 2.5-4 cm in flower heads, >> flowers, 4-7 cm in fruit heads; receptacle naked Flowers: flower heads large, yellow ray flowers only Fruit: achenes 20-40 mm long and tapered at base Misc: Weed in waste places; 0-2700 m.; May-Jul