Rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum)

(Rheum rhaponticum)
Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Poinciana,
Pride of Barbados, and flamboyan-de-jardin

RhubarbRhubarb Leaves and Stalks

Rhubarb is a herbaceous perennial growing from thick, short rhizomes. The large leaves are somewhat triangular is shape with long fleshy stems. The small flowers grow in large compound group and are greenish-white to rose-red in color.

Rhubarb can be found in the northern and southern hemispheres and is commercially cultivated in the U.S., U.K,, Ireland and Russia

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion of the leaves, or rhubarb damaged from severe cold/frost as the oxalic acid migrates from the leaves back into the stalk.

Toxic Principle:
Rhubarb leaves contain poisonous substances, including oxalic acid, which is a nephrotoxic and corrosive acid that is present in many plants. The leaves also are believed to contain an additional, unidentified toxin.

Clinical Symptoms:
Ingestion: Reactions to ingestion of this plant could include convulsions, coma, followed rapidly by death.


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