Cynara cardunculus


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Noun1.Cynara cardunculus - southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
cardoon - only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes
Cynara, genus Cynara - artichoke; cardoon
vegetable - any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
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But the cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) has a far wider range: [9] it occurs in these latitudes on both sides of the, Cordillera, across the continent.
In my garden I have the wonderful Cynara cardunculus, or cardoon, which has huge deeply cut silver leaves and a flower stem that can reach 6ft with large buds that look like artichoke flowers.
Bacterial Stem Rot of Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var.
Petrovic et al., "Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Cynara cardunculus extracts," Food Chemistry, vol.
Morphology and SSR fingerprinting of newly developed Cynara cardunculus genotypes exploitable as ornamentals.
John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), (3) alkaloids containing plants: foxglove (Digitalis lanata, Digitalis purpurea), (4) mucilaginous plants: flax seed (Linum usitatissimum), (5) phenolic acids containing plants: artichoke (Cynara cardunculus), echinacea (Echinacea sp.) and common sage (Salvia officinalis) and (6) iridoid glucosides containing plants: gentian (Gentiana lutea), common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and valerian (Valeriana officinalis) (Figs.
Sano, "Inhibitory effect of the flowers of artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) on TPA-induced inflammation and tumor promotion in two-stage carcinogenesis in mouse skin," Journal of Natural Medicines, vol.