Oregon Flora Image Project
Tragopogon porrifolius L. purple salsify - exotic, naturalized
Asteraceae:
Cichorieae

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

Between Kirtland Rd. & Sewage Treatment Facility, ca. 0.6 mi. W of jct. with Table Rock Rd., E of White City, 1225 ft. elev., N42.43405, W122.90141, Jackson Co., OR, 5/9/2012 Between Kirtland Rd. & Sewage Treatment Facility, ca. 0.6 mi. W of jct. with Table Rock Rd., E of White City, 1225 ft. elev., N42.43405, W122.90141, Jackson Co., OR, 5/9/2012 Between Kirtland Rd. & Sewage Treatment Facility, ca. 0.6 mi. W of jct. with Table Rock Rd., E of White City, 1225 ft. elev., N42.43405, W122.90141, Jackson Co., OR, 5/9/2012
Amazon Park, between E 29th and E 27th Streets, along W side of Amazon Creek, Eugene, Lane Co., OR, 6/11/2008 Amazon Park, between E 29th and E 27th Streets, along W side of Amazon Creek, Eugene, Lane Co., OR, 6/11/2008 Amazon Park, between E 29th and E 27th Streets, along W side of Amazon Creek, Eugene, Lane Co., OR, 6/11/2008
Amazon Park, between E 29th and E 27th Streets, along W side of Amazon Creek, Eugene, Lane Co., OR, 6/11/2008 Amazon Park, between E 29th and E 27th Streets, along W side of Amazon Creek, Eugene, Lane Co., OR, 6/11/2008 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 Hwy 97 N of Goldendale, N45.85685, W120.77891, Klickitat Co., WASHINGTON, 6/11/2011, Robert L. Carr
Tragopogon.mirus is an allotetraploid species (2n=24) derived from hybridization between T. dubius (2n=12) and T. porrifolius (2n=12).  The image on the right shows a mix of the parental species, T. porrifolius (purple heads), T. dubius (yellow heads), and an individual with hybrid morphology (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.

 


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