Flower Portrait: Macro #14

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Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke / Sunchoke)

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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  1. Fabulous and uplifting for Monday 🙂 to brighten up this dreary day xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, we need yellow in our lives when the sun refuses to pay us a visit! Back to wet and grey again… sigh!

  2. Don’t wish to boast, but we had a yellow day yesterday – the first in a week. Everything looks as splendid as your photo, but green.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You have had some wet weather along your east coast recently, but given how hot and dry your summer might be you probably needed that rain!

      1. I never complain about rain, but I love coolish sunny days too. Another one outside now.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I am used to coolish sunny days, but I suspect what you and I count as cool may differ 😉

  3. That’s interesting…will an artichoke grow from that flower? What a glorious yellow. Often when a vegetable plant goes to seed the flowers are pretty. I love carrot flowers.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The root type, yes, though I have never eaten one, not fond of root vegetables except carrots, celeriac, (sweet) potatoes and beetroot, oh and ginger 🙂

      1. I tried artichoke once and didn’t really like it. It has an unusual earthy taste.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I think that is why I dislike swede and turnip.

        2. I haven’t ever liked turnip but my dad grew a new variety of mini turnips and they are delicious. Quite sweet. I’m a turnip convert!

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    All those little strokeable sections!

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