I know this isn't really a food photo, but I did see it at a stand at the farmers' market awhile back. I'm not really sure what it is. I thought it was the blooming flower of an artichoke; those can be beautiful. (Although I tried to force my artichoke I bought at the store to bloom but it didn't. Lesson learned. No more rotting artichokes for me.) I think it's some kind of thistle. So that's why I call this "Purple Thistle in a Can."