Please help me identify these mystery sprouts

kimberjan(z5b NY)April 5, 2005

I found these little sprouts in my backyard today. They have probably been there since I bought the house. Anyone know if they are a weed or something else? They are covered in red, then the inside is green.

(I thought there was an identification forum, but couldn't find it, so I thought that this might be a natvie weed or something other NY gardenerscould help id.)


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bcday(z5 NY)

Those arenÂt seedlings. ThatÂs rhubarb, currently selling for $1.99/lb. at the grocery store down the street. Give it a space about 4 feet across and stand back. ItÂs a perennial that will come up every year.

-- BC --

    Bookmark   April 5, 2005 at 3:08PM
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kimberjan(z5b NY)

I suspected they were rhubarb- I remember plants that looked like this in our yard when I was a kid, and though nobody ver did anything with it, am I told it was rhubarb. I just didn't want to get my hopes up that it was actually something good instead of some giant nuisance. Yippppeeee!!! My sis loves strawberry rhubarb pie. Guess I better go do some rhubarb research.


    Bookmark   April 5, 2005 at 3:14PM
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kimberjan(z5b NY)

PS- I was worried that it was burdock or somthing like that. I was actually thinking it might be those weeds I call elephant ears- I don't know what they are really called, but they have giant leaves.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2005 at 3:23PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

THere is a plant ID forum. It is called Name that Plant
I posted the link below.


Here is a link that might be useful: Name that Plant Forum

    Bookmark   April 6, 2005 at 6:04AM
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kimberjan(z5b NY)

Of course, I found the ID forum again a couple hours AFTER I posted. Always happens that way! LOL

    Bookmark   April 8, 2005 at 9:34PM
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