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As a comment about Noble Rhubarb (Rheum nobile), CarolineScott wrote:

This is an interesting plant as it forms its own "greenhouse" out of its own almost translucent leaves.
The temperature inside the plant, where the true flowers grow, is 10 ยบ C higher than the outside of the plant. Some call this the glasshouse plant.
The warmth inside the plant attracts fungus gnats, which pollinate the flowers.
The reference for this is an article by Henry Nicholls in the October 2013 edition of New Scientist.
The article is entitled "Peak Performers".
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Dec 17, 2014 11:27 AM CST
That's a really cool plant, Caroline! Thanks for sharing. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Dec 17, 2014 11:34 AM CST
I have seeds so will try to grow it.
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CarolineScott
Dec 17, 2014 12:02 PM CST
People say this plant is either biennial or monocarpic?
I may have to grow the seeds out and then write my own gardening article on it?
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Dec 17, 2014 5:54 PM CST
Sure! I'd say that that's a great idea. Thumbs up
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