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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Today's Flower

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Prickly Rhubarb
I guess this really isn't a flower but since i have never seen or heard of it i thought it worth sharing.

This was the root of it.

25 comments:

piedmontperspective said...

The closer we get to winter, the harder it's getting to come up with flower shots. Great improv (and photos) with the prickly rhubarb!

Maria said...

I don't know this plant but it looks interesting. I would not be surprised to find a Goblin under the leaves :)

Neal said...

I've never heard of it. Is it edible?

marina said...

Strange and wild(?)and impressive for sure!

Sailor Girl said...

That looks like a giant root!!!
Great post!!

Denise said...

Great photos. Very interesting rootball. I have memories growing up, of those very large leaves in our family garden and eating sticks of fresh cut rhubarb dipped in sugar.

mirage2g said...

Quite an odd root it has. Does it have a special use?

Enjoy your week and thanks for your comment.

fishing guy said...

Lilli: My, that root is just monsterous.

Leora said...

Lovely foliage, the way the edges of the leaves how all those little angles. Can you eat this, like rhubarb?

DeeMom said...

do tell more about this,quite interesting

Norm said...

nice flowers...beautiful

Arija said...

Interesting,do you grow it for the leaf shape or is there also some edible part to it?

Gmj said...

Cool stuff. What do you use it for? The root is colorful.

Paz said...

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Paz

Yen said...

Interesting! the root is kind of scarey looking thu:)

Nice shots!

Mine is up too, HERE. If you get a chance;) Happy TF!~

dot said...

I wonder if that's the same kind that's used to make the delicious pie.

Luke Wiley said...

We have several rhubarb plants. Very nice shots.

PERBS said...

Never heard of prickly rhubarb until now. Mom used to grow rhubarb in the garden but that doesn't look the same. I liked the 2nd shot best -- interesting shot.

Carletta said...

Hi Lilli,
No, not the same rhubarb we eat and make pies with. It is grown for its foliage which can get quite huge. And...it does flower in late spring and early summer.
So, you did just fine for Today's Flowers!
That root is quite huge.

Dick said...

The root is odd, nice post.

Denise BC said...

Yes! I was very interesting to share, creativity is also part of the Flowers. thank you for participation.
Denise & Santilli - Team TF

Luiz Ramos said...

Good sharing. Carletta knows it!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I grow rhubarb but not this kind! I have never heard of this type either. I don't think it looks good to eat!

Thanks for your visit to my Today's Flower! I am so sorry to be so late in visiting yours! It has been a hectic weekend with company who have just left today.

nonizamboni said...

Interesting post -- I think I may have seen something similar up here.
Thanks for sharing the beauty in obscure places :O)

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Lilli

Your post in very interesting!
All flowers or leaves are nature!

Thanks for visiting me!

Luiz