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Jerusalem Artichoke - introduced (*Helianthus tuberosus)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Native of North & South America.

Occurrence: Uncommon weed. Often planted as a vegetable.


Jerusalem Artichokes are cultivated for the edible tubers. Spread is often by dumping of garden refuse. Jerusalem Artichhokes are related to the Sunflowers.

Photos 1: Jerusalem Artichoke growing beside Barkers Creek, Gingell St.
2: Flowers resemble small sunflowers. 3: Leaves showing upper and lower surfaces. Garden specimen.
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