A green plant growing in the mountains.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sb70012, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. sb70012

    sb70012 Senior Member


    What's the above plant called in English? It's a very popular plant in Iran which grows in mountains.

    Thank you.
  2. Jason_2_toi

    Jason_2_toi Senior Member

    Does it taste like broccoli?

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  3. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    British English
    You should be able to find the Latin name for it. It looks like some sort of broccoli which isn't grown in mountains here.
    Broccoli - Wikipedia
  4. sb70012

    sb70012 Senior Member

    No, it's not broccoli. First I found it's Persian link in Wikipedia and then I changed the language into English. It suggests two words. I don't know which one is what I'm looking for.


    Rheum (plant) - Wikipedia

    And it's called ریواس in Persian. Look at it's pictures => ریواس - Google Search

    Now I don't know whether I should call it "rheum" or "rhubarb".:(
  5. kentix

    kentix Senior Member

    English - U.S.
    Rhubarb (at least in the U.S.) is the one with the bright red stalks. Yours looks like something completely different. I googled rheum and it didn't show anything like yours. It might be a plant we just don't have here.
  6. Vovan Senior Member

    sb70012, this one is called the Persian word that you mentioned (see the section 'Local names').
    Rheum ribes - Wikipedia
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2017
  7. DonnyB

    DonnyB Sixties Mod

    Coventry, UK
    English UK Southern Standard English
    It's the same in the UK. :)

    I grow rhubarb in my garden, and it's definitely the one with the bright red stalks and the broad green leaves (which incidentally are extremely poisonous). Some of the photos do look a bit like its flower stalks, formed when it "goes to seed".

    My guess, from reading the Wikipedia article in the link, is that it's a variety of rheum that isn't commonly grown or found in the UK.

  8. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    British English
    I agree with Donny. This sort of Rheum seems to grow wild, but ours is cultivated. If you wanted to talk about it you'd have to explain that it's a sort of rhubarb known as 'Syrian rhubarb', apparently. Its name means 'blackcurrant rhubarb'. It might be in the rhubarb family but it's very different from our idea of rhubarb.

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