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Artichokes are so delicious and beautiful! They are one of my favorite vegetables and I love how they have the word "art" in them. They certainly are fun to paint (I painted this one with acryla gouache)!
Artichoke Fun Facts:
Artichokes are a type of thistle with a blooming edible flower. They are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables. They appeared in the 5th century BC in the Mediterranean and spread throughout Italy. The Dutch introduced them to England and the French brought them to Louisiana. The Italian immigrants brought them to California, where they are harvested in the spring and fall. Yay, I get to eat them (almost) whenever I want!