Jerusalem Artichokes

Post date: Sep 21, 2009 2:32:21 PM

Spotted in the Roslindale Wetlands: Jerusalem artichokes (helianthus tuberosus) lighting up the meadow near the rear of 104 Walter Street. This native flower with edible root is a type of sunflower and part of the daisy family. Enter the Wetlands at Hazelmere and take a walk along the whole length of the newly constructed perimiter trail to see these tall and graceful blooms in person.

Info about Jerusalem artichokes from Wikipedia