Rheum X cultorum (R. rhaponticum, R. rhabarbarum)
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Poisonous Plants
- Perennial herb; leaves in basal clumps, large, with thick, reddish petiole, and large, heart-shaped, blades; flowers small, in a dense, elongated, terminal cluster; fruit 3-winged, reddish.
- Poison Part:
- Raw leaves; blade of the leaf even after cooking
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Abdominal cramps, burning of mouth and throat, headache, weakness, nausea and vomiting, coma; may be fatal
- EDIBLE PARTS: Cooked leaf stalks (petioles) in pies and puree
- Toxic Principle:
- Anthraquinone glycosides and soluble oxalates, also possibly calcium oxylate crystals
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in vegetable gardens or as herbaceous ornamental
NCCES plant id: 1143