It’s time for another year of Festival of Leaves. This is the place to share your love for autumn and rain, for dark evenings and cups of tea, of books and all that you love during this time of the year.
~ Verena Cave
These giant leaves were growing alongside a stream in a garden – I think it could be Chinese Rhubarb Rheum palmatum a robust, herbaceous perennial that produces rich, purple/dark green foliage. In summer, it has large spikes of bright pink flowers that push up through the middle of the clumps. It is a moisture-loving plant that will make a dramatic impact in borders and bog gardens.
This is an ornamental plant that does not offer any edible produce. Although it is related to the common garden rhubarb plant, it does not produce the same edible red stems. This plant has no edible parts and the leaves are actually poisonous if consumed, as with all varieties of rhubarb.
For those of us in the northern hemisphere it will be a long time until spring, but if you have some autumn leaves to share, then please visit Verena’s site and join in. She’ll be very happy to see you.
(Macro Monday will be taking a break for a couple of months )