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Picture of Rhubarb Picture of Rhubarb
Rheum officinale


Plant Description:

  • Plants with large leaves on long purple stalks
  • Native to China, introduced to North America
  • A vegetable rich in vitamin C and dietary fibre
  • Used in Asia for medicinal purposes, now mostly considered a weed, but used for cooking in North America
  • Found at S top 1 - on the Hiking Trail, and Stop 12


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
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