Rhubarb

Rheum rhabarbicum

Photo of Rhubarb
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

The leaf stalk of this plant makes a very delectable pie and sauce but the flat leaf blade should not be eaten. It contains several compounds which cause severe mouth injury.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences