Tag Archives: Asteraceae

Fun Flower Facts: Zinnia


Zinnias are brightly coloured flowers belonging to the Asteraceae family, where other members include asters, daisies, and sunflowers. It is a hot-climate plant native to South America and southwestern United States. Flowers vary in size, with diameters ranging from one … Continue reading

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Globe Artichokes (Cynara)


Pronounced SIN-a-ra, Cynara is the genus name of two perennial vegetables known as globe artichoke and cardoon. The cardoon (C. cardunculus) can grow 2-3m high. The gray-green leaves overlap at the base, and the wide, plump stems form loose stalks … Continue reading

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