The rhubarb

The rhubarb

This plant in the family of Polygonaceae originates from Asia. Its name means “the root of Barbarians”. In many places it is grown as a vegetable, too.




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'the root of the Barbarians', native to Asia, roundish leaves, flowers from May until June, propagation with root division, vitamins A, B1, B2, C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, selenium, the stalks are used, the leaves can only be eaten in early spring
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