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Plant Name:

Jerusalem Artichoke

Scientific Name:

Helianthus tuberosus


Jerusalem Artichoke is a perennial sunflower species with edible tubers and bright yellow flowers.


Open fields, meadows, and disturbed areas


Jerusalem Artichoke provides nectar for bees and other pollinators. Birds and small mammals may consume the plant's seeds. The tubers of Jerusalem Artichoke are edible and can be used in culinary preparations.

Growing Conditions:

Jerusalem Artichoke thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.


Jerusalem Artichoke is cultivated for its edible tubers.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Tubers (Jerusalem artichoke) can be eaten cooked or raw

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Fun Facts:

Jerusalem Artichoke is not actually related to artichokes but is a member of the sunflower family. It was cultivated by Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans.

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