Sunday, March 28, 2010

Artichoke Flower

This is a flower from a wild artichoke. There is a clump of them in my lawn which is flowering well now. Most of the year I can just mow over the area and keep it tidy. Come spring I just leave this area to grow and am rewarded by these lovely bright flowers in late summer. I have not tried to cook the tubers but they would probably be alright to eat.

1 comment:

  1. artichoke is related to the thistle and the bud is the edible choke, this looks like a sunflower type flower.