, Oyster Plant
- roots are edible raw.
- roots can be dried and ground.
- roots can be roasted as coffee substitute.
- young leaves can be eaten raw.
- young stalks and root crowns can be simmered.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Commom salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), Yellow salsify (Tragopogon dubius) and Meadow salsify (Tragopogon pratensis).
- grows in dry, disturbed areas.