An artichoke is a thistle, Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus. It is an aster, meaning it is a member of the Asteraceae family. The part of it you eat is the involucre, which is the circle of green points below a flower’s petals. Only young blooms are edible.

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    An artichoke is a thistle, Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus. It is an aster, meaning it is a member of the Asteraceae...
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    I inform people of this ALL THE TIME. I love Artichokes a bit too much!
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    Artichokes are my favorite plant/vegetable and I plan on getting one tattooed on my leg in the near future.
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