Is this a rhubarb plant

Asked June 3, 2019, 10:30 AM EDT

We bought a new house last year and now the plants are growing and we have a plant that looks like a rhubarb plant, but I haven't seen one like this. 1. Is it safe to eat? 2. If it is rhubarb, what type? 3

Crow Wing County Minnesota plant identification perennials ornamental rhubarb

1 Response

Thank you for the question. This might be a variety of ornamental rhubarb but I can't tell for sure. We don't advise eating any plant without positive identification. Here is a similar image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rheum_rhaponticum_A.jpg

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