OK, so I realize it isn't an artichoke, but having no background in botany, that's the only point-of-reference of which I could think. Can anyone help me identify the flower labeled "1" in the attached picture? Both the Latin name and any common names would be helpful.
1. Are you certain? I found a few pictures of Leucadendron xanthoconus, and while similar in appearance, I noticed that the leaves appear more pointed than the plant pictured in my image, and the color of the cone structure is more of a peachy-pink than purple. I was thinking Protea lepidocarpodendron based upon my own uninformed visual assessment. What do you think?
2. Thanks! I had that one figured out, though. The book from which I took the image listed it correctly.
3. Alchemilla vulgaris, I think. Lady's mantle? Is that correct?
Does not look like my artichokes. My artichoke plants are about 4' across and about as tall. The leaves are much longer than those in your picture. I haven't a clue about what you have in your picture, but am 99.999% sure it is not an artichoke.