4 comments on “Rhubarb – Mid-May 2009

  • AuSable says:

    I’ve done a little bit of looking online, and I haven’t found any mention of the flowers being poisonous. But I did find something about using the leaves to make a garden insecticide. But not finding anything online, doesn’t automatically give the flowers a free pass. But rhubarb honey could be kind of rare, since when it flowers it takes away production of new stalks. Or if the oxalate levels are anything close to those of the leaves, it could turn into the old story of the Roman troops and the poisoned honey.

  • Are the flowers inedible like the leaves? They could make an interesting tea or sauce or something. I wonder what rhubarb honey would taste like, or if it’s even possible to make rhubarb honey…

  • AuSable says:

    Yeah, but I just never knew that was how it happened. When I was a kid I never saw rhubarb go to flower, or at least they were trimmed off before I ever saw it go to flower.

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