Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Cynara humilis

Cynara humilis Field artichoke

Alcachofa de campo

This attractive thistle flowers from May to July and is highly prized for its tender leaves. It can grow to an height of 60cms and is native to southern Europe and north Africa. It can be used in cheese making, allegedly.
As you can see the plant comes in shades of mauve, purple and white. The red dots on the plant are Red spider mites.

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