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The cardoon, Cynara cardunculus (/ˈsɪnərə kɑːrˈdʌnkjʊləs/),[2][3] also called the artichoke thistle, is a thistle in the family Asteraceae. It is a naturally occurring species that also has many cultivated forms, including the globe artichoke. It is native to the western and central Mediterranean region, where it was domesticated in ancient times and still occurs as a wild plant.

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Plants in bloom, Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Portugal
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cynara
C. cardunculus
Binomial name
Cynara cardunculus
  • Carduus cardunculus (L.) Baill.
  • Carduus cynara E.H.L.Krause
  • Carduus scolymus Baill.
  • Cnicus communis Lam.
  • Cynara communis Lam.
  • Cynara corsica Viv.
  • Cynara esculenta Salisb.
  • Cynara ferox Ten. ex Steud.
  • Cynara horrida Aiton
  • Cynara hortensis Mill.
  • Cynara spinosissima J.Presl & C.Presl
  • Cynara sylvestris Lam.