Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 09/11/2014


Photo taken on July 27, 2014


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Genus: Helianthus
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Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem Artichoke
"The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas. It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable. The tubers are elongated and uneven, typically 7.5–10 cm (3.0–3.9 in) long and 3–5 cm (1.2–2.0 in) thick, and vaguely resembling ginger root in appearance, with a crisp texture when raw. They vary in colour from pale brown to white, red, or purple. Despite its name, the Jerusalem artichoke has no relation to Jerusalem, and it is not a type of artichoke, though both are members of the daisy family." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_artichoke

This photo was taken in a friend's garden on 27 July 2014, growing next to beautiful Showy Milkweed.

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