CYNARA CARDUNCULUS OR CARDOON.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
The milk is coagulated by an extract of thistle or cardoon flowers in two to six hours.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
In a retentive soil Cardoons should be grown on the flat, but the plant is a tolerably thirsty subject, and must have sufficient water.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Sometimes, particularly in France, the central leaf-stalk is blanched, and eaten like cardoons.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Cardoons are found to prosper on light deep soils.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Band and earth up cardoons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various