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A Wild Artichoke

It will be seen that this wild artichoke, in full bloom, is hardly three inches across. The flowerhead as a whole is strikingly suggestive of that of the thistle. This specimen gives a very good idea of the manner of flower from which the modern improved artichoke has been developed. Contrast this little flower with the giant in the next picture.

A Wild Artichoke

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 7 Chapter 6