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Adj.1.thistlelike - resembling a thistle
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
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THESE are fantastic architectural plants as much as anything else, their thistlelike purple flowers creating a show-stopping feature before you've even tasted any of their fruits.
It has hollow stems, broad heart-shaped leaves and thistlelike flowers that are usually purple.
The edible part (or heart) of the thistlelike flower is tough until cooked; then, of course, it becomes rich and creamy.
Unique Characteristics: Air-dries well, and has metallic blue flowers and thistlelike leaves.
Description: These thistlelike flowers are about 1 inch across with a green globular center, where thin orange or yellowish petals emerge.