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This subspecies is differentiated by involucre bracts, especially middle ones with rounded to obtuse apex, lacking or having very narrow yellow margin at tip, spineless or spine slender. 


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

Third image Cynara cardunculus Linnaeus subsp. cardunculus, cultivated artichoke
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. 

Photographed from California stores.  


Cynara cardunculus subsp. flavescens as per another thread.


This should be Cynara cardunculus subsp. cardunculus (syn: Cynara cardunculus L. var. scolymus (L.) Fiori; C. scolymus L.), the cultivated artichoke



 

 

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Cynara cardunculus subsp. cardunculus ‘Globe artichoke’ from California:  Globe artichoke, formerly Cynara scolymus now considered as horticultural race of Cynara cardunculus subsp. cardunculus.
The commonly cultivated cultivar with fleshy spineless involucre bracts, rounded at tip, often used as vegetable.
Photographed from California



Cynara cardunculus L. subsp. cardunculus
synCynara cardunculus L. var. scolymus (L.) Fiori; C. scolymus L.
Since there has been some mix up in previous posts compounded by The Plant List, I am uploading them again properly.
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.
This subspecies is differentiated by involucre bracts, especially middle ones with rounded to obtuse apex, lacking or having very narrow yellow margin at tip, spineless or spine slender. 
Photographed from California stores.


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