Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Calling all Botanists

This is my rhubarb plant. With some strange flowering thing growing out of the center. I have seen and eaten rhubarb most of my life, I have never ever seen it flower... So is there any Botanists out there to help me with this?

Looks like Broccoli

Will this be another?
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Heart Mommy said...

After deaper investigation into google, I have found that Rhubarb does flower. Huh... I thought this was a young plant, but apparently it has done something called Bolting... Interesting... Well I guess I will just enjoy whatever I am given.

Four the Boys...Tami said...

Mine is doing the same thing and it is already 5 feet high! Crazy!

Andrea said...

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Lyndee said...

That is strange! I have never seen that either :) good luck with it! :)

Anonymous said...

Pull it off! It is going to seed, then the plant won't send up any more stalks. Sometimes they are hard to stay on top of. They seem to shoot up overnight. You should still be able to get rhubarb off this year. Just twist off the stalk - just like you would the regular stalks that you eat. If this is the first year for your rhubarb - twist off all of the stalks. The plant will shoot up more that will be bigger and tastier. Good luck! YUM!

Steph and Christopher in IL OurLittleMan