Goat's-Beard is one of my favorite plants in our garden, and though it is a bit of a different variety (tame rather than wildflower) I love this plant. The flower is sensitive to changes in weather and opens only on sunny mornings while remaining closed for the rest of the day while not opening at all on overcast days. Medicinally the plant was used as a diuretic as the milky juice from the stems and leaves would harden slightly to be chewed like gum. The roots were often harvested to be stored and cooked like beets or carrots.
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