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Cardoon flower

Posted by HelenEdith on July 13, 2009

Cardoon flower

Cardoon flower

As a change from all those London pictures I’ve published over the past few days, here’s something from closer to home!

We have a cardoon plant in a pot out the front of our house. The leaves have been suffering terribly with blackfly, but it has come into flower anyway.

It is a member of the Aster family and is sometimes known as the artichoke thistle. It is the same species as the globe artichoke.

Cardoon flower

Cardoon flower

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