Helianthus tuberosus
Jerusalem artichoke

Family: Aster (Asteraceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 150-300 cm

Flower Color: Golden yellow

Flower Size: Heads 7.5 cm wide

Bloom Season: August-October

Fruit: N/A

Conditions: Sloughs; often in alluvial soils of valleys; waste ground; roads; railroads.

Sunlight: N/A

Moisture: N/A

Tubers eaten raw, cooked, or pickled. Contain the carbohydrate inulin with the fruit sugar levulose, which can be eaten by diabetics. Other possible uses- seeds-breadstuff, oil, soup, coffee substitute.

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