Oregon Flora Image Project
Tragopogon mirus Ownbey remarkable goatsbeard - native
Asteraceae:
Cichorieae

Click on an image for a larger version. All images Gerald D. Carr unless otherwise noted.

Tragopogon.mirus is an allotetraploid species (2n=24) derived from hybridization between T. dubius with yellow heads (2n=12) and T. porrifolius with purple heads (2n=12).  The first image below shows a mix of the parental species and an individual with hybrid morphology, (light purple head with yellow center, circled).  This individual is either a sterile F1 hybrid or the derived fertile allotetraploid, T. mirus. Simple pollen and seed fertility tests would likely resolve this question.

Along Hwy 97 N of Goldendale, N45.85685, W120.77891, Klickitat Co., WASHINGTON, 6/11/2011, Robert L. Carr Along Hwy 97 N of Goldendale, N45.85685, W120.77891, Klickitat Co., WASHINGTON, 6/11/2011, Robert L. Carr Along Hwy 97 N of Goldendale, N45.85685, W120.77891, Klickitat Co., WASHINGTON, 6/11/2011, Robert L. Carr
along the NE edge of parking lot (RR tracks) at jct. of NE Spring St. & Lentil Lane, Pullman, 2355 ft. elev., N46.73042, W117.17231, Whitman Co., WASHINGTON, 5/30/2014, Robert L. Carr along the NE edge of parking lot (RR tracks) at jct. of NE Spring St. & Lentil Lane, Pullman, 2355 ft. elev., N46.73042, W117.17231, Whitman Co., WASHINGTON, 5/30/2014, Robert L. Carr along the NE edge of parking lot (RR tracks) at jct. of NE Spring St. & Lentil Lane, Pullman, 2355 ft. elev., N46.73042, W117.17231, Whitman Co., WASHINGTON, 5/30/2014, Robert L. Carr
  along the NE edge of parking lot (RR tracks) at jct. of NE Spring St. & Lentil Lane, Pullman, 2355 ft. elev., N46.73042, W117.17231, Whitman Co., WASHINGTON, 5/30/2014, Robert L. Carr  
   

 


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