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Are artichokes and sunflowers related?

Artichokes, which are also called globe or French artichokes, are a large perennial plant native to the western and central Mediterranean region, and cousins to chrysanthemums, dahlias and sunflowers (Jerusalem artichokes, which are tubers, aren't really artichokes at all).

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Consequently, what are sunflowers related to?

Sunflowers belong to the family Asteraceae. With nearly 1,550 genera and approximately 24,000 species, this is the largest plant family. The orchid family (Orchidaceae) and legume family (Fabaceae) are the next two largest families.

One may also ask, what is the flower that looks like an artichoke? cardoon

Similarly, it is asked, do artichokes turn into flowers?

Artichokes may be stored for 1 to 2 weeks at 32 degrees F. Buds allowed to become over mature will be loose, fibrous and inedible. (However, artichoke blossoms are attractive as fresh or dried flowers.) Unharvested artichokes turn into striking flowers.

Is lettuce part of the sunflower family?

It is in the sunflower family ( Asteraceae or Compositae – also known as the aster family, daisy family, or the composite family). It is most often grown as leaf vegetable and lettuce is most often used for salads, although it is also seen in other kinds of foods such as soups, sandwiches and wraps.

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