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Cynara scolymus
A thistlelike garden plant.

Food, Flower, or both
A succulent flower head used as a vegetable.

Photographed in Youngtown, AZ. 04/30/00


I believe this would be the part you would eat.
Don't really know, will have to take a closer look when I go to the store for groceries next time.



I was told by the person who's yard this was in, that this
is what happens if you don't pick the Artichoke.


Not a rare plant, but, I'll bet most of you haven't seen this before.

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