University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Vegetables

Artichoke, Jerusalem (Helianthus tuberosus)

The edible tubers are elongated, knobby, white, red or purple skinned. Several tubers are clustered at the base of each stem. The plant is upright, tall-growing
with bristly, woody stems, green pointed leaves (oppositely arranged), and yellow sunflower-like flowers.