Friday, 1 January 2016

FRIDAY GREENS #53 - ARTICHOKES

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GREEN is the colour between blue and yellow in the spectrum; coloured like grass or emeralds.

The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. The budding artichoke flower-head is a cluster of many budding small flowers (an inflorescence) together with many bracts, on an edible base. Once the buds bloom, the structure changes to a coarse, barely edible form. Another variety of the species is the cardoon, a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region. Both wild forms and cultivated varieties (cultivars) exist.
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4 comments:

  1. I've only seen them in the store!

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  2. Somehow artichokes like this have a strange kind of ugly beauty. Fascinating plant.

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  3. My artichoke plants are still alive, after 3 nights of frost. I am happy and look forward to "flowers" like this in the spring. Great shot.

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