Rhizomatous herbs with large leaves and tall inflorescences in summer. Some species have edible petioles. Leaves are poisonous.
Latin name: Rheum palmatum
They grow in deep, moist, humus-rich soils, in full sun or partial shade.
Cultivated in lake borders and river banks.
Propagated by division.
Large, palmate leaves with red petioles. Tall, narrow, red inflorescences in early summer.