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Common name

English: Globe Artichoke

German: Gemüse-Artischocke

Portuguese: Alcachofra


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Asterales (224)

        Family: Asteraceae (223)(family description)

          Genus: Cynara (5)

            Epithet: cardunculus L. (2)

              Subspecies: flavescens Wiklund

Synonym: Cynara scolymus L.

cardunculus => diminutive of Carduus (thistle)

flavescens => yellowish

scolymus => from the Greek for artichoke


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Cynara cardunculus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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