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Does anyone know of a source for salsify seeds in Missoula, Montana? Thanks!
 
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My first thought was any alleyway in the summer, which made me think you're not looking for the Salsify weed I know generically as oysterplant.

Is there some use (nutritional, medicinal, horticultural) that you had in mind for this plant? 
 
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Just to grow it, maybe I'm already growing it as a weed, not sure, but here's the video on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlUVTPokwh4
 
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Hi PermieFan!  We have the Western or Yellow Salsify around here, Tragopogon dubius.  If you do a google image search on this Latin name, you will undoubtedly see it around.  Where the purple variety featured in the FeralKevin youtube video are purple and the roots taste sweet, they are more fibrous and bitter in the ones that grow here.  However, the greens are totally edible and in fact wonderful, I eat them all the time since they are all over my yard!  You can use them in salad and cook similar to asparagus - I guess the roots can still go to the chickens hehe!  They are not very palatible although they are edible and safe.  In the short time that they flower, I try to pick them and dry them for tea later (partly so not so many go to seed, my neighbors get quite irritated!).  They dry in a different color than the dandelions when I do this, and they taste great (it is a good way to get the insects off too).
 
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