Noxious Weeds Profile - Goat's Beard spp.

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Names

  • English - meadow goat's-beard, yellow goatsbeard, common salsify
  • French - salsifis des prés, salsifis majeur, salsifis cultivé
  • Latin - Tragopogon pratensis, Tragopogon dubius, Tragopogon porrifolius

Photos

Goat's Beard
Goat's-beard flowers

Current Status

  • Ontario Weeds Act - noxious
  • Other provinces - noxious in Manitoba (meadow goat's-beard only)
  • Canadian Federal Seeds Act - no
  • U.S. Federal Noxious Weed - no
  • U.S. Noxious State Reg - none

Poisonous/Cautions

  • Pub 505 - none
  • NE Weeds - none
  • Canadian Poison Plant - not listed
  • Cornell Poison Plant - not listed

Distribution

  • Not common in cultivated fields. Mostly in pastures, and roadsides.

Growth Habit

  • Biennial

Method of Propagation

  • Seeds

Control

  • Listed on 2,4-D label, best control when plants are small. Cutting early in season before flowering. Repeat mowing later in the season. Repeated cultivation over a season and also give control.

 


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For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Mike Cowbrough - Chief Weed Inspector Ontario Weeds Act/OMAFRA
Creation Date: March 2003
Last Reviewed: 28 December 2006