Rediscovering Rhubarb

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae, along with sorrel and buckwheat. According to the The Treasury of Botany, edited  by John Lindley and Thomas Moore in 1866, the technical name of the genus (Rheum) is derived from Rha, the ancient name of the Volga, on whose banks the plants grow. There were […]