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Common names: Artichoke thistle, cardoon, cardone, cardoni, artichoke
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Artichoke thistle is a noxious weed, sometimes cultivated as an ornamental is differentiated by involucre bracts especially the middle ines with acuminate spine tipped apex and tip with distinct yellow margin.
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Leaf rachis and stems are edible whereas in Globe artichoke flesh involucre bracts are used as food.
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Cynara cardunculus subsp. cardunculus from Kashmir:
Cynara cardunculus L., Sp. Pl. 827, 1753 subsp. cardunculus Syn: Carduus cardunculus (L.) Baill.; Cynara sylvestris Lam.; Cynara scolymus L.

Common names: Artichoke thistle, cardoon, cardone, cardoni, artichoke
A tall plant often reaching 2 m in height with fleshy tap root; leaves once to twice pinnately lobed or almost compound, with oblong to lanceolate, entire or toothed lobes, with or without spiny tips, usually white-tomentose; heads  up to 15 cm across, bluish-purple; involucre bracts usually spine tipped or without spine (globe artichoke); style exserted.
Leaf rachis and stems are edible whereas in Globe artichoke flesh involucre bracts are used as food.
Photographed from Hazuribagh garden (now Iqbal Garden) in Srinagar, Kashmir
IT MUST BE MENTIONED THAT PLANT DISPLAYED AT FOI IS NOT CARDOON AT ALL. THE HEADS ARE REDDISH< MUCH SMALLER AND BRACTS DIFFERENT> IT MAY BE A SPECIES OF CARDUUS THISTLE.

Cynara cardunculus L. subsp. flavescens Wiklund as per another thread by …


Yes …


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Plant for ID : 021011 : AK-1:
A garden plant, taken at one of the gardens at Pahalgam, Kashmir…..which
is about 2740 metres above sea level.
There were no flowers when the picture was taken on 6th Sept,11.


Artichoke …. an edible flower bud… my favorite vegetable… need some finesse n cooking, sauce making and eating… but yummy… and very rich in potassium…
Can horticulturists in india develop it for vegtable production, since it can grow in Kashmir?


Is this the same identified by you as Cynara cardunculus from Pahalgam?
This picture was taken at Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka in Nov,2010.


Yes …


Cynara cardunculus L. subsp. flavescens Wiklund as per another thread by …


 

Cynara cardunculus L., Sp. Pl. 827, 1753 subsp. cardunculus
Syn: Carduus cardunculus (L.) Baill.; Cynara sylvestris Lam.; Cynara scolymus L.
Common names: Artichoke thistle, cardoon, cardone, cardoni, artichoke
A tall plant often reaching 2 m in height with fleshy tap root; leaves once to twice pinnately lobed or almost compound, with oblong to lanceolate, entire or toothed lobes, with or without spiny tips, usually white-tomentose; heads up to 15 cm across, bluish-purple; involucre bracts usually spine tipped or without spine (globe artichoke); style exserted.
Leaf rachis and stems are edible whereas in Globe artichoke flesh involucre bracts are used as food.
Photographed from Hazuribagh garden (now Iqbal Garden) in Srinagar, Kashmir

Cynara cardunculus L. subsp. flavescens Wiklund as per another thread by …


Yes … C. cardunculus subsp. flavescens



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Cynara cardunculus subsp. flavescens from Kashmir-GSMAY2016/03 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Cynara cardunculus L. subsp. flavescens Wiklund,
Artichoke thistle is a noxious weed, sometimes cultivated as an ornamental is differentiated by involucre bracts especially the middle ines with acuminate spine tipped apex and tip with distinct yellow margin.
Photographed from Iqbal Garden (Hazuribagh), Srinagar Kashmir

nice but the whole question of id esp when the buds have flowered out and then to distinguish between the noxious weed and the globe artichoke … i.e. edible cynara is a murky business
Am not sure how to differentiate these. any help?

Artichoke would have most or at least middle involucre obtuse or rounded at apex, if tip of any bracts is projected spine would be very slender and lacking yellow tip which differentiates subsp. flavescens.


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Cynara cardunculus subsp. flavescens (syn: Cynara scolymus), Globe Artichoke.
The edible portion of the buds consists primarily of the fleshy lower portions of the involucral bracts and the base, known as the “heart”; the mass of immature florets in the center of the bud is called the “choke”. These are inedible in older larger flowers. When harvesting, they are cut from the plant so as to leave an inch or two of stem.
Artichokes possess good keeping qualities, frequently remaining quite fresh for two weeks or longer under average retail conditions.
Apart from food use, the Globe Artichoke is also an attractive plant for its bright floral display, sometimes grown in herbaceous borders for its bold foliage and large purple flower heads. 

A mix of Cynara cardunculus subsp. flavescens as per another thread & Cynara cardunculus L. as per thread


The first two images are Cynara cardunculus  subsp. flavescens Wiklund, the wild form with spiny involucre
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250068240
Third image Cynara cardunculus Linnaeus subsp. cardunculus, cultivated artichoke
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250068239



France, July 2022 :: Cynara cardunculus :: ARK2022-091: 4 high res. images.

Cynara cardunculus
This was clicked at the Eiffel Tower premises, Paris, France in July 2022.

I think this is Cynara cardunculus subsp. flavescens Wiklund as per Keys in Flora of North America



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