Cliffs, gardens, grassland, roadsides, sea cliffs, seaside, walls, wasteland.
Dull purple, dandelion-like flowers,3 to 5cm across. The flowers are similar to those of Goats Beard but larger and dull purple. The pointed bracts are much longer than the petals. Insect pollinated.
Common Salsify, Goatsbeard, Jack go to Bed, Jerusalem Star, Oyster Plant, Purple Goat's-beard, Purple Salsify, Vegetable Oyster.