Non-native Tragopogon porrifolius (Purple salsify)

Non-native Tragopogon porrifolius aka Purple salsify, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park, California. May 2018.
Non-native Tragopogon porrifolius aka Purple salsify, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park, California. May 2018.

This wildflower is not native to California, but it is a pretty sight for sure. The combination of yellow anthers and purple petals with the star-shaped sepals around it is simply striking. In its seeding phase, it forms huge balls of seeds that look like a giant, beige-brown version of dandelion.

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