Plant ID forum: What kind of plant is this one? And is it edible?

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lurba
Jul 6, 2016 4:51 AM CST
Hi there,

I live in London, UK and I was wondering if anyone know what kind of plant is this and if it's edible.
It sort reming me a cabbage leaves, but I have no idea what it is.

Thanks.
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foraygardengirl
Jul 8, 2016 5:40 AM CST
Welcome lurba!
Has this plant ever bloomed? Is it in sun or shade? Is there any smell to the leaves if you rub them? These things will help to determine what the plant is.
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pirl
Jul 8, 2016 6:57 AM CST
Could it be Bergenia?
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purpleinopp
Jul 8, 2016 7:50 AM CST
I got a Bergenia vibe too. If so, should it have bloomed by now though? Maybe a different one than I had in OH (B. cordifolia.)
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pirl
Jul 8, 2016 8:27 AM CST
Ours were grown from seed and took a few years to bloom.
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foraygardengirl
Jul 8, 2016 10:44 AM CST
That's exactly what I was thinking too.
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plantladylin
Jul 8, 2016 2:33 PM CST
It does resemble Pigsqueak (Bergenia crassifolia) I have no clue if the leaves are edible or not, but the plant does produce beautiful blooms! Try rubbing a leaf between your thumb and forefinger and see if it makes a squeaky noise. Here's another link with information for Bergenia crassifolia: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...
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bonitin
Jul 9, 2016 6:32 AM CST
I also think Bergenia, there is actually what looks like a flower stem on the left...
It can be used as tea..
http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Bergenia+crass...

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