Rudbeckia-Topinambur from my garden in Ritterhude 10.10.10.NB

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nabha meghani

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Oct 10, 2010, 11:55:10 AM10/10/10
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German name Sonnenhut.
 
The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called the sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambur
 
Further Info from Wiki:

Despite its name, the Jerusalem artichoke has no relation to Jerusalem, and it is not a type of artichoke, even though both are members of the daisy family. The origin of the name is uncertain. Italian settlers in the USA called the plant girasole, the Italian word for sunflower because of its resemblance to the garden sunflower. Over time the name girasole may have been changed to Jerusalem.[4] To avoid confusion, some people have recently started to refer to it as sunchoke or sunroot.[citation needed]

The artichoke part of the Jerusalem artichoke's name comes from the taste of its edible tuber. Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer, sent the first samples of the plant to France, noting that its taste was similar to an artichoke

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