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Artichoke Thistle

Cynara cardunculus

Description:

Spotted this artichoke thistle walking in the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond, CA. The flowers were so large, almost 5 inches high. The purple color was so beautiful. Thistle is one of my favorite flowers.

Habitat:

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond, CA

Notes:

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.

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misako
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misako

Richmond, California

Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011

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