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Scientific Name: Cynara cardunculus
Pronunciation: sye-NAR-uh kar-DUNK-you-lus
Common Name: cardoon , globe artichoke
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves large, prickly, deeply-lobed, silver-gray; flowers large, thistle-like.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe (western and central Mediterranean region)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Medicinal plant, Perennial border, Tall background, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
cardoon , globe artichoke
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: edible flower buds

Fruit Type: Cypsela (achene + calyx)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Persistent

Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Rabbit resistant
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