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Family: POLYGONACEAE 

 Rheum rhabarbarum
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Polygonaceae
Habitat:  North-western China, Tibet, Southern Siberia
Soil:  Drained peat
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  17 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres (2 meters)
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Pop names:  Pieplant, Rapontik, Rhapontic
Synonyms:  Rheum undulatum, Carl von Linnaeus 1762. Rheum franzenbachii Münter 1879.
Got it from:  Roskilde, Danmark
Year:  2006
   This member of the Polygonaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It was originally found in North-western China, Tibet and Southern Siberia, growing in a drained rich soil with some water and some sun. The rhizomes can grow up to 15 centimetres in diameter, the leaves up to 30 centimetres high (larger in cultivation). The up to two meter high flower stalk has white to crème coloured flowers.

The name comes from the river Rhu and barbarians.