Rheum (plant)

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Rhubarb
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Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Faimily: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rheum
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Rheum[1] is a genus o aboot 60 perennial plants in the faimily Polygonaceae. The genus includes the vegetable[2] rhubarub (Rheum rhabarbarum or Rheum x hybridum.) The species hae lairge somewhit triangular shaped leaves wi lang, fleshy petioles. The flouers are smaw, greenish-white tae rose-red, an grouped in lairge compoond leafy inflorescences. A nummer o varieties o rhubarb hae been domesticatit baith as medicinal plants an for human consumption. While the leaves are toxic, the stalks are uised in pies an ither fuids for thair tart flavour.

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