Cynara

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Cynara

woman to whom Dowson is faithful in his thoughts even when consorting with others. [Br. Poetry: Barnhart, 301]
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The suddenness of the wildfire and ensuing herbicide program brings an abrupt end to the slow but steady intrusion of the artichoke thistle. David Pryor, a resource ecologist for California State Parks, said the weed moved in only after cattle, allowed to graze in local grassland, disturbed the soil and gave the thistle a foothold.
Artichoke thistle is a perennial, and mature specimens have a tap root about 8 ft deep.
He added, "In some areas, artichoke thistle has such a grip that it turned grasslands into zero habitat value for the native flora and fauna.
On October 27, 1993, the artichoke thistle story reached a climactic turning point: an enormous wildfire.