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Cardoon

Cynara cardunculus

Description:

The cardoon (Cynara cardunculus), also called the artichoke thistle, cardone, cardoni, carduni or cardi, is a thistle-like plant which is member of the aster family, Asteraceae; (or archaic: daisy family, Compositae). It is a naturally occurring variant of the same species as the globe artichoke, and has many cultivated varieties. It is native to the Mediterranean, where it was domesticated in ancient times.

Habitat:

Garden for 'old fashioned' vegetables

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Beesel, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Feb 6, 2005
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011

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