Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)

A plant with a heart of gold!

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Rachel and Mom 

My name is Rachel Fenske and I am a Freshman at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse. I am currently a biology major with a minor in nutrition. I do not know yet what career I will pursue with this degree, but I think I have awhile to figure that out. I am also a member of the UWL Equestrian Team. (Interesting Fact - The '10 -'11 President of the Equestrian Team, Lauren Webb, took this class a few years ago and made a super awesome webpage about Salmo solar!)


In my free time I enjoy staying active which includes running, biking, horseback riding, and taking my dog on walks. This summer I will be working at YMCA Camp Minikani teaching the campers about the basics of riding. I am excited to teach others about something I am so passionate about!


This project was an awesome way to learn about the Globe Artichoke in a way that both benefited myself and all those who are now able to view this site! It's a beautiful plant that not many understand. However, its variety of uses and medicinal properties are more than enough reason to learn more about it!



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