Yeah, I know, I should have been taking this shot this morning, when the Tragopogon dubius was as wide-eyed and bushy-tailed as I was not. Apparently, they take a siesta at mid-day, which sounds like a great idea.
Anyway, I promise that this is nearly the last of these animal/plant pages! Of course, if you know any Greek at all, you know that the genus name translates to "goat-beard". But one of its common names is " oyster-plant". Apparently, the roots of some species have an oysterish flavour. But probably no pearls.