A bi-annual plant belonging to the Asteraceae family, distributed across Europe and North America. It commonly grows in meadows and on street pavements. Found in most of England, Scotland and central Ireland, the Meadow Salsify flowers between June and October bearing flowers with a diameter of 3–5 cm. Its edible root and buds can be used in diabetic salads, and in rural Armenia, kids make bubble gum from the juice of the flower. The Meadow Salsify also has a milky latex.