Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Cynara cardunculus

Cynara cardunculus Globe artichoke

Cardo comestible

This wonderful plant flowers from May to July and can grow to an height of 2.5m. It is considered a delicacy in some parts of Spain, and the tender leaves can be braised. They contain enzymes that help in the production of cheese. It is native to the Mediterranean.

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