Artichoke , scientific name: Cynara scolymus , is a large perennial chrysanthemum of artichokes in the Mediterranean. Stems thick leaves are large leaf deep jagged. Bloom the flower of purple Thistles without thorns in the summer. Boil in Western countries young buds, edible. Watch mainly in Japan is that the habit of eating at home, and in ornamental but rarely served in restaurants. In Osaka, including production and shipping. Jerusalem artichoke and artichokes are similar name ,however,they are another genus of plants.
Generic name: artichoke, scientific name: Cynara scolymus, aka: Korean thistle, Globe artichoke, origin: Mediterranean coast, Living type: perennial plant 150-200 cm, leaf, small feather-shaped leaves: leaf blade: 50 cm how leaves: alternate leaf margin: deep jagged, radial symmetry , inflorescence: single terminal inflorescences, squeezing: tubular petals number: many flower diameter: 10 cm flowering time: June to September , flower color: purple buds: 10-1 5 cm, use: young buds, edible (season May toJune). Stems, leaves and flowers shrubbery flower grass herb and salad, herbal medicine.