Artichoke Thistle

Cynara cardunculus

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The cardoon (Cynara cardunculus), also called the artichoke thistle is, like artichoke, a thistle in the sunflower family. It is a naturally occurring species that includes the globe artichoke, and has many cultivated forms. It is native to the western and central Mediterranean region, where it was domesticated in ancient times.

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  1. (c) Christina Lew McLain, all rights reserved, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/57367804
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynara_cardunculus

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