Goatsbeard has beautiful large dandelion clock seed heads as big as the palm of your hand. The flower heads are bright yellow and are a stunning addition to a grassland or meadow. It is found naturally occurring on railway banks, sunny hedgerows or grassland. However with the seed heads dispersing by the wind, a plant can suddenly appear in a new location.
Goatsbeard is a short lived perennial which often lives only 1 or 2 years but it self seeds easily.
The Goatsbeard flowers when they are open attract butterflies as pollinators.
The flowers are only open before 1pm, and if rain is approaching they will close up whatever the time of day!