dan - Fri, 04/09/2010 - 18:41
Rhubarb is the common name for several different plants. Most of these are incorrectly called rhubarb, or have names that somehow relate them to rhubarb because they look like rhubarb. Here is a short list of some of the plants that I know are confused with garden rhubarb.
- Beta vulgaris - Spinach rhubarb
Not a rhubarb at all but has rhubarb like leaf stems (thick and bright red).
dan - Fri, 04/09/2010 - 17:28
Rhubarb has inspired a number festivals around the world. The map below shows a pin for each of the festivals I know of (the tip of the pin is nearest my best guess at the location (its a small map so it is hard to be too accurate) and the text closest to the pin head goes with the pin). If you know more information about any of these festivals or if you know about any other rhubarb festivals, please let me know.
dan - Fri, 04/09/2010 - 17:17
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.
dan - Fri, 04/09/2010 - 13:08
Rhubarb is 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.