Jerusalem artichoke

The artichoke is a different plant

Jerusalem artichoke
Sunroot top.jpg
Stem with flowers
Scientific classification
H. tuberosus
Binomial name
Helianthus tuberosus

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas.[1] It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable.[2]


The herbaceous plant is perennial. It can reach heights of up to 3 metres (9.8 ft). The leaves are oval, and grow to 7 centimetres (2.8 in) to 10 centimetres (3.9 in) wide, and 10 centimetres (3.9 in) to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long. The plant has been imported to Europe, and it is seen as an invasive species - few animals eat it, and it will take away the space of other plants. This means that often, there is uncontrolled growth.

Other Languages
تۆرکجه: شلقم
беларуская: Тапінамбур
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Тапінамбур
català: Nyàmera
Чӑвашла: Топинамбур
dansk: Jordskok
Deutsch: Topinambur
dolnoserbski: Topinambur
eesti: Maapirn
Esperanto: Terpiro
euskara: Topinanbu
français: Topinambour
한국어: 뚱딴지
հայերեն: Գետնախնձոր
hornjoserbsce: Topinambur
hrvatski: Čičoka
íslenska: Ætifífill
ქართული: მიწავაშლა
қазақша: Жер алмұрты
kurdî: Sêvaxîn
Кыргызча: Топинамбур
latviešu: Topinambūrs
македонски: Чичока
Nederlands: Aardpeer
日本語: キクイモ
norsk: Jordskokk
norsk nynorsk: Jordskokk
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Topinambur
română: Topinambur
русский: Топинамбур
slovenščina: Topinambur
српски / srpski: Čičoka
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Čičoka
татарча/tatarça: Топинамбур
Türkçe: Yerelması
тыва дыл: Топинамбур
українська: Топінамбур
vèneto: Topinanbur
Tiếng Việt: Cúc vu
粵語: 菊芋
中文: 菊芋