Plant Database

//Plant Database

Welcome to our Plant Photo Gallery and Database. Explore, discover and learn from a collection of regularly updated descriptions, photographs and herbarium vouchers (pressed images) of diverse flora found at the two Santa Fe Botanical Garden sites.

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Tragopogon dubius
Joseph's flower, goat's beard, salsify
Asteraceae - Aster
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, Museum Hill
  • Janice Tucker
  • Janice Tucker
  • Janice Tucker
  • Janice Tucker
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  • Helen Woody

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Herbarium voucher

This plant has hollow stems, is branched near the base and has a few long, narrow, tapered leaves. It has a milky sap.
Mature Size
1 to 3 ft.
Flower Color
June to October. Each lone, yellow flower head is made up entirely of ray flowers. Its bracts are longer than the flowers. It is 1 to 2 inches across and resembles a giant dandelion when it goes to seed.
Interesting Facts
Flowers open in the morning and close in midday, usually by noon.
Traditional and Medicinal Uses
Its long taproots can be dug up, ground, roasted, and used as a coffee substitute. Its roots are too small, fibrous, woody and tough to be anything more than an emergency food.
Santa Fe Botanical Garden Sites
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, Museum Hill