PlantsRumex→Spinach Rhubarb (Rumex abyssinicus)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Small shiny, triangular pale to dark brown nuts.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: Leaves contain high levels of oxalate acids and should not be eaten in large quantities. The oxalate acids are reduced if the plant is cooked.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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