Chilean rhubarb

Prehistoric
Chilean rhubarb —
giant jagged islands
swaying on stilts —
verdant green
peaks & valleys.

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I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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11 Responses to Chilean rhubarb

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Is this edible rhubarb?

    • I don’t think very many people eat it in North America, but I could be wrong. It’s mainly an exotic ornamental plant. However, in southern Chile it is a delicacy associated with Mapuche Indian customs. The young petioles (or stalks attaching the leaf blades to the stem) are sold by street vendors and eaten raw, along with salt and chili to enhance the flavor.

  2. Great images and words :). I love how your poem evokes the plant.

  3. Reblogged this on wasafiri and commented:
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  4. Dakota says:

    I adore Chilean Rhubarb. I think it’s the neatest plant! Awesome poem description. 🙂

  5. el34ax7 says:

    The contrast between the green and the reddish building behind is marvelous! And now I want pie.

  6. I love rhubarb grown here in the US! Whether it’s a pie, jam, crisp, muffins, or even ice cream! Yes, I have made strawberry rhubarb ice cream!

    Tamara

    • Me too, Tamara! Rhubarb pie is my favorite….although I’ll have to try the ice cream. Sounds delicious 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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