Carlina acanthifolia, Carlina vulgaris.

Carlina acanthifolia All. Compositae. Acanthus-Leaved Thistle.

Mediterranean region. The receptacle of the flowers may be used like that of an artichoke.

Carlina vulgaris Linn. Carline Thistle.

Europe and northern Asia. The receptacles of the flowers are used like an artichoke.

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.