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We have wild rhubarb growing near our cottage which is in the country. Is it safe to cook then eat the stalks?

nutcutlet

Rhubarb is rhubarb wherever it's growing. As long as you're sure it's rhubarb. Though    can't think of anything that could be  mistaken for it.

Great, thank you!

Berghill

Hogweed comes in a red stemmed version which could look like Rhubarb. Mind there is an easy way to tell, pull a stalk and smell it, nothing but Rhubabrb smells like Rhubarb.

Welshonion

Rhubarb does not come in a 'wild' variety.  It is either something else and should be avoided or has grown from a thrown-out crown, maybe in an abandoned garden.

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nutcutlet

Chucked out plants must be the origin of a lot of 'wild' plants

nutcutlet

I can't imagine mistaking anything for rhubarb. You'd only need to scratch a stem and sniff.

Dovefromabove

Ah, but I wasn't suggesting that you would mistake it Nut, but I have known it happen 

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