Cardoon, Cynara cardunculus in a sunny April border in Cambridge, England, UK

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Cardoon, Cynara cardunculus in a sunny April border in Cambridge, England, UK
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Cynara are robust thistle-like plants with grey-hairy, pinnately lobed leaves and globose purple flower-heads C. cardunculus is a robust herbaceous perennial to 2.5m forming a clump of silvery-grey, pinnatifid, spiny leaves up to 1m in length. Large thistle-like purple flowers in late summer and autumn 'rhs.org.uk'
Location: Cambridge, England, UK