Artichoke

Cynara scolymus

Department of Chrysanthemum buds to edible flowers

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  • Flower name
    Artichoke
  • Scientific name
    Cynara scolymus
  • Alias朝鮮アザミ, Globe artichoke, Artichoke
  • Place of originThe Mediterranean coast
  • Place of floweringField, Botanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September
  • Language of flowersIndependent liberty

What is Artichoke

Artichoke , scientific name: Cynara scolymus , is native to the Mediterranean coast and is a large perennial of the family Asteraceae. The stems are thick, the leaves are large and there are deep jagged edges on the leaf edges. In the summer a purple flower resembling a thistleless Cirsium japonicum makell bloom. In Europe, boiled young buds are edible. In Japan, it is mainly for ornamental use, there is no custom to eat at ordinary households, but rarely it is served at a restaurant. It is produced and shipped in Osaka etc. Jerusalem artichoke is named artichoke however is a plant of another genus.

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 to June). Stems, leaves and flowers shrubbery flower grass herb and salad, herbal medicine.


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Cynara
  • Species
    C. scolymus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeLarge Perennial grass
  • Flower colorsPurple Pink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height150.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower10.0 ~ 15.0 cm

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