Polygonaceae Rheum rhaponticum L.

False Rhubarb

Cherokee - Drug, Poison

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 52

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Scientific name: Rheum rhaponticum L.
USDA symbol: RHRH2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: False Rhubarb
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Poison
Notes: Leaves considered poisonous.

RECRD: 9431 id: 32812