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Rheum rhabarbarum

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) Other scientific names: Rheum rhaponticum

French names: Rhubarbe

Family: Smartweed Family (Polygonaceae)

Flowers: Spring;  White, Green/Brown

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Edible: The leaf stalks are edible after being cooked.

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Notes: An escaped garden vegetable plant, sometimes found near old homesteads.

Photographs: 12 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)

This is the familiar Rhubarb of gardens. It will sometimes be found growing wild where there used to be a homestead.

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)

The greenish-white Rhubarb flowers.

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)

Flower buds.

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)

Closeup of Rhubarb seeds.

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)


Range map for Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)