Pictures of Yellow Sunroot flower -macro photos

This lovely Yellow flower is the Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called the sunroot or sunchoke, earth apples or topinambur. It is thought to smell like milk chocolate.
The Sunchoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is a species of sunflower, in the same genus as the garden sunflower Helianthus annuus.
It is easy to cultivate this plant, it even grows on the streets near the sidewalk completely alone.
yellow Sunchoke flower macroThe Sunroot is also cultivated widely across the temperate world for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable. In this case the plants are dug up and replanted in fertile soil to maintain the quality of the edible tubers.
yellow Sunroot flower with a flyThe Sunchoke tubers are gnarly, uneven and actually quite ugly in appearance and vaguely resembles the Ginger Root.
They have a consistency much like potatoes, and in their raw form have the same taste as potatoes except they are crunchier and sweeter with a slightly nutty taste.
yellow Sunroot flower with some bug-close upThe carbohydrates give the tubers a tendency to become soft and mushy if boiled, so it is best to steam them lightly to preserve their texture.


Tabib said...

You very talented in macro photography.

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