I think I found rhubarb?

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I think I found rhubarb?

Post: #275662 MarieNo
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:54 pm

Hey.

So I am kind of new to foraging. I currently am on a visit at my parents. They have kind of a big land complete with woods, fields, a beach and a stream. It's in the Gaspé region, so it's kinda cool here. There's wild blueberries, lingonberries, strawberries, wild and arctic raspberries that I can identify and that I have picked in the past. Once we tried to plant a rhubarb in the woods but someone ran over it with a pick-up truck.
So i was picking arctic raspberries near the stream and I looked at the other side and I think I found a rhubarb plant. It looked very much like the big rhubarb at my in-law's on Magdalen Islands. I took a stalk and a flower part and compared it to my aunt's garden rhubarb. We concluded it was rhubarb.
I know it's not burdock as there is quite a lot of it growing nearby.
So I just really wanted to double-check.

Thanks for your input on the subject. I am sorry if my english sounds a bit feeble, but I mostly speak french :)
Cheers
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Re: I think I found rhubarb?

Post: #275663 Davie Crockett
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:17 pm

Yep, That's Rhubarb. Save some seed, you can plant that now. (Seed plants ready for harvesting in 2/3 years.)
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Re: I think I found rhubarb?

Post: #275664 MarieNo
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:59 pm

Hehe :) thank you!
the funny thing is that there is plenty of small rhubarb flower tops everywhere. I picked a couple ups and plan to plant them nearby the house to see what we could get.

I am super happy and thrilled about finding a rhubarb!


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