An Aberrant Artichoke Type
A comparison of this hybrid artichoke with the one shown in the preceding picture, will suggest how wide is the variation that may be shown in the form and arrangement of the bracts making up the flower-head. Here the bracts bristle in all directions, like bayonets, and the head lacks desirable compactness. Nevertheless an artichoke of this form might be thought of interest by a restauranteur in search of novelties.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 7 Chapter 6