Tragopogon dubius Scop.

Fl. Carniol., edn 2, 2: 95 (1772) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Annual or biennial herb to c. 80 cm high, transiently woolly on newer growth, not glaucous. Leaves grass-like, sheathing at base, the basal ones linear, to 50 cm long, c. 10 mm wide, acute; cauline leaves lanceolate, subamplexicaul, acute. Capitula solitary, opening in the morning and closing during the day; peduncles inflated below capitula; involucral bracts mostly 8–12, 3–6 cm long. Ligules c. half as long as bracts, yellow. Cypselas 25–35 mm long; outer cypselas curved, ribbed, muricate to spinulose, light to mid brown, with beak and body c. equal; inner cypselas, straight, almost smooth; pappus 20–35 mm long, cream or grey-cream. Flowers Nov.–Apr.

*EGU, *MonT, *SnM. Native to Europe. Naturalized in north-east Victoria on a roadside near Suggan Buggan, limestone outcrops at Limestone Creek and in a tree plantation near the Delegatate River.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-14
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2018-01-11
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Tragopogon
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Tragopogon dubius in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tragopogon dubius in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present introduced
Monaro Tablelands present introduced
Snowy Mountains present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory