Asked on Jun 29, 2014

This plant is growing next to our rhubarb. Does anyone know what it is

by Kimberly
Do you know what this leaf is? Is it edible?
this plant is growing next to our rhubarb does anyone know what it is, gardening
  7 answers
  • Vivian Hansen-Aulet Vivian Hansen-Aulet on Jun 29, 2014
    It looks like a horseradish leave.

    • Kimberly Kimberly on Jun 29, 2014
      @Vivian Hansen-Aulet Oh, I hope it is! I've always wanted to make my own horseradish.

  • Jean Glaser Jean Glaser on Jun 29, 2014
    It is just like my Horseradish plant I love the look of the leaves.

    • Kimberly Kimberly on Jun 30, 2014
      @Jean Glaser Thank you, Jean, for letting me know. Do you ever make your own horseradish?

  • Doris Hare Doris Hare on Jun 30, 2014
    Agreed it does look like a horseradish leave. I would dig it up and check the root system to determine what it looks like. The reason I make this recommendation is that if it is horseradish you will want to isolate it in your garden as it is a prolific grower and will fast overtake your rhubarb as well as other garden plants. My mother had her own horseradish patch surrounded by cinder blocks to keep it from overtaking the rest of the garden.

  • Jean Glaser Jean Glaser on Jun 30, 2014
    Hi Kimberly, I have not but I do know the root is really hard and you want be careful not to cut yourself, also if using a food processor you may want to do it outside, the smell is very strong and can burn your eyes.

  • Kimberly Kimberly on Jun 30, 2014
    Thank you, Jean. I have a recipe from years ago a neighbor gave me. My husband loved their homemade horseradish...

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jun 30, 2014
    Hope it is horseradish. What a bonus!

  • Kimberly Kimberly on Jun 30, 2014
    I agree Marion!