Tragopogon gracilis D.Don, in Mem. Wern. Soc. iii. (1820) 414. 414 1820.;

This herbaceous composite with beautiful inflorescence was shot from various places (Deoban Road-near spider’s colony and Chakrata-Budher caves road) during our latest trip to the area, in May 2012. I could reach to identification with the help of Flora simlensis, and I think this should be Tragopogon gracile D. Don. I have attached the page 289 of Fl. Sim. having description of this plant as a reference…
Please help to validate/rectify the identification….
P.S. The name of pics should be read as T. gracile and not T. gracilis, sorry for the ignorance

I think yes. but correct epithet is gracilis, since -pogon is masculine gender, gracile is neuter, gracilis masculine or feminine.

Tragopogon genus is represented in India by following five species which are confined to West Himalaya only:
1. T.dubius Scop.
2. T.gracilis D.Don
3. T.kashmirianus G.Singh
4. T.orientalis L.
5. T.sinuatus Ave- Lall.
Tragopogon gracilis D.Don is a common West Himalayan species found in J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India. In Uttarakhand it occurs above 1500m altitude usually common in Pine forests.
Here photographed near Almora Uttarakhand.
Hope to see T.kashmirianus, a species discovered and described by G.Singh Sir from Kashmir in 1976.  

Many thanks … for showing new and rare species. Also happy and very proud to know of T. kashmirianus, a species discovered and described by …

It is already there on our website and Flowers of India website


Tragopogon gracilis from Nohradhar, Himachal Pradesh, May 26, 2015.


This milky herb was shot from a grassy location in Chakrata, on Budher caves road..
please validate the id.. Tragopogon gracilis


efi page on Tragopogon gracilis                              

Yes T. gracilis

Already included in efi as Tragopogon gracilis !


Identification request.: 4 images.
Location: Kralpora kupwara j & k.
Pic by: Adil sahab.

Cichorieae ??

Please check this leaf structure…

Tragopogon gracilis I hope, though white florets seems to be an aberration, they should be yellow, though I have also clicked heads with reddish tinge very similar to your second image.

Soft linear leaves suggest Tragopogon only.

At maturity flowers turns purplish in colour. Will send few more photographs tomorrow

Awaiting more images. Leaves appear a bit different from those at Tragopogon gracilis D.Don

22 images.

Does it resemble with Podospermum sp.

Does not seem to match with the species listed at (Podospermum)
Also I ruled out other species found in India as per details at Tragopogon
I think it is Tragopogon gracilis D.Don only as per GBIF specimen one and two.

I have to confirm again.


SK 3809 21 July 2023: 5 high res. images.

Location: Phaliyaghar, Burtibang, Baglung, Nepal 
Date: 31 May 2023
Elevation: 2500 m.

Habit : Wild

Tragopogon gracilis D.Don ??

Yes, appears close to images at