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    Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?


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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    Rhubarb, with sort of skinny stems, but Burdock has wooly leaves underneath.



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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    Looks like Hemlock. You got someone you need to "disappear" permanently?



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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    Shouldn't rhubarb have some red coloring to it by now?


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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    I'm going to say burdock because your rhubarb should normally be dead right now AND because rhubarb generally has some red on its stems, not all green and spindly.

    Hemlock looks like this.

    And rhubarb looks like this.



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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    Just looked at my neighbors and there is plenty of red in the stems.



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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    It's got red near the base, I tried by biting on it a little and spitting it out so I'm hoping it isn't hemlock. It tasted sour like rhubarb and a little bitter.



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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    Obviously there are people here who have never grown rhubarb. It can be green. But the most desired color is red stemmed. The plant can be highly variable: it can be short, thick-stemmed green or reddish to varying degrees.

    The big thing to note is biennial Burdock is whiter on the underside, often multi-connecting stems well off the ground and low in profile the first year. The second year it flowers and is bush-like.



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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    Quote Originally Posted by StClone View Post
    Obviously there are people here who have never grown rhubarb. It can be green. But the most desired color is red stemmed. The plant can be highly variable: it can be short, thick-stemmed green or reddish to varying degrees.

    The big thing to note is biennial Burdock has whiter on the underside, often multi-connecting stems well off the ground and low in profile the first year. The second year it flowers and is bush-like.
    So what is this?



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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    It's a ***** willow. (I just wanted to see if "*****" would make it through, carry on)

    Edit: Big "No" on that one.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Is the Rhubarb, Burdock or Hemlock?

    Quote Originally Posted by StClone View Post
    Obviously there are people here who have never grown rhubarb. It can be green. But the most desired color is red stemmed. The plant can be highly variable: it can be short, thick-stemmed green or reddish to varying degrees.
    I've grown lots of rhubarb. I've just never grown any that stayed completely green throughout the entire season.


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