Edible?

Asked May 31, 2016, 6:20 PM EDT

Is this a type of rhubarb? Can you eat it?

Carroll County Ohio

1 Response

That is not rhubarb, I believe is is a weed called Dock , Rumex crispus.
If you compare the leaves in the attached links,you will see that rhubarb has a rounded leaf.
https://extension.umd.edu/learn/weed-week-broadleaf-dock
https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/ppdl/Pages/POTW_old/4-13-09.html

I can find no evidence that it is toxic but I would not advise eating it.