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GOAT’S-BEARD Tragopogon pratensis (Asteraceae) Height to 60cm. Upright annual or perennial of grassy places. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 3-4cm across, with yellow florets and long, narrow bracts; flowers close by midday and remain closed on dull mornings (May-Aug). FRUITS are white ‘clocks’, 8-10cm across. LEAVES are narrow, grass-like and clasping, or sheathing, at the base. STATUS-Locally common only in England and Wales; scarce or absent elsewhere.