When ever I see Goat’s Beard or Tragopogon dubius I think of Far Guy’s Grandma Tracie and Auntie Esther. Both women liked to spray it with hairspray and put it in flower arrangements.
It is much larger than a Dandelion seed head.
The flower is yellow and not real pretty but the impressive seed head makes up for it. This is a non native wildflower..someone brought it over from Europe. Not sure why or how….mixed in with some seed…or did they really use the root once it was roasted as a coffee substitute?