rhubarb plant

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Noun1.rhubarb plant - plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumpsrhubarb plant - plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Rheum, Rheum - rhubarb
garden rhubarb, pie plant, Rheum cultorum, Rheum rhabarbarum, Rheum rhaponticum - long cultivated hybrid of Rheum palmatum; stems often cooked in pies or as sauce or preserves
Chinese rhubarb, Rheum palmatum - long used for laxative properties
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An extract from the roots of the Siberian rhubarb plant has been used in Germany since 1993 for menopause symptoms.
The leaves look like the leaves of the rhubarb plant.
Also, I have a rhubarb plant that I didn't pick this year and it has gone to seed.
A couple of summers ago my neighbor gave me a rhubarb plant. I'd never tried rhubarb and was a little skeptical.
An extract derived from the roots of the rhubarb plant has been shown in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to provide relief of vasomotor symptoms in peri- and postmenopausal women, Dr.
"Before this the only thing we had was the rhubarb plant which has been incorporated into the new planting.
The sturdy rhubarb plant is at its best when other home-grown fruits are scarce.
At anytime of year, but best done when the plants are dormant, drive a sharp spade down through the middle of any rhubarb plant and grub out whichever half comes most easily.
The stem is like a rhubarb plant. It develops these flowers and when they drop off these big pods appear."
You may have a rhubarb plant and not be convinced that it's the season yet.