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Please help me identify these mystery sprouts

Posted by Kimberjan z5b NY (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 5, 05 at 14:51

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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RE: Please help me identify these mystery sprouts

Those arent seedlings. Thats 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. Its a perennial that will come up every year.

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RE: Please help me identify these mystery sprouts

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.


PS- I thought it might be....

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.

RE: Please help me identify these mystery sprouts

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

Thanks.for the link.

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

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