Tragopogon pratensis

Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
Species:Tragopogon pratensis L.
Common NameJack Go To Bed At Noon
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: Yes; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Biennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: head; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Grant (KY), Kenton (KY), Menifee (KY), Rowan (KY), Shelby (KY), Bedford (TN), Carroll (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1948 - 1994

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100303641 Shelby Kentucky 21 Sep 1974 P. Smith
Tragopogon pratensis
UTM02158 Tennessee
Tragopogon pratensis
31234100768421 Menifee Kentucky 12 Jul 1979 Dell Sasser
Tragopogon pratensis
31973000006064 Rowan Kentucky 16 Aug 1982 Thieret, John
Tragopogon pratensis
31973000006066 Kenton Kentucky 04 Apr 1976 Applegarth, Patrick
Tragopogon pratensis
MTSU022445 Rutherford Tennessee 12 Jun 1980 Sheree Beam
Tragopogon pratensis
ETSU013389 Sullivan Tennessee
Tragopogon pratensis
HTTU004074 Warren Tennessee
Tragopogon pratensis
HTTU004075 Davidson Tennessee
Tragopogon pratensis
HTTU013138 DeKalb Tennessee
Tragopogon pratensis
TENN-V-0238687 Bedford Tennessee
Tragopogon pratensis
31973000006063 Grant Kentucky 07 Jun 1994 Thieret, John
Tragopogon pratensis
011452 Davidson Tennessee 31 Jul 1948 Ray Derrick
Tragopogon pratensis
HTTU004076 Sumner Tennessee
Tragopogon pratensis
HTTU004073 Carroll Tennessee
Tragopogon pratensis
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