This is an entirely different plant from the above, but as the two are sometimes confounded, we give engravings of both. The edible portion of this is the tuber, while that of the Globe Artichoke is the scales surrounding the flowers. The tubers of the Jerusalem Artichoke somewhat resemble the potato in appearance, and the plant produces immense crops. But few persons in this country like the flavor, and it is rarely grown unless for stock or as a curiosity. Its culture is similar to the potato; it has stems, leaves, and flowers, much like the common sunflower.
Fig. 70. - Jerusalem Artichoke.