The artichoke thistle, (also called cardoon, cardoni, or cardi), is a spiny thistle flower of the sunflower family. The artichoke thistle is typically about head high, but sometimes taller, and it is crowned by a cluster of bright purple thistles. Yes, the artichoke part is edible, and yes, this is a perennial flower. Here are some pictures of artichoke thistle flowers.
Here’s a photo of artichoke thistle flowers growing in the wild.
Here’s a beautiful close up picture of an artichoke thistle bloom.
Here’s a photo of artichoke thistles used for an urban landscape.
Here’s one last photo of a purple cardone.
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