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Rhubarb History

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Rhubarb is a very old plant. Its medicinal uses and horticulture have been recorded in history since ancient China.

Rhubarb Botanical Information

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Rhubarb is a plant name for the many different species of Rheum, growing in the wild in the mountains of the Western and North-western provinces of China and in the adjoining Tibetan territory and in cultivation in much of Europe and the United States. From Webster's dictionary - rhu-barb, Pronunciation: \?rü-?bärb\, noun, from Middle English rubarbe, from Middle French reubarbe, from Medieval Latin reubarbarum, alteration of rha barbarum, literally, barbarian rhubarb, 15th century.

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Rhubarb rhubarb plantis a popular perennial garden vegetable in many areas of the world where it is grown for its tasty leaf stalks (petioles), as an ornamental plant, and as an herbal medicine. Rhubarb has large, heart-shaped, leaves making it both a large and distinctive pant in your garden.

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