Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

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Gunnera manicata, known as Brazilian giant-rhubarb, or giant rhubarb is a species of flowering plant in the Gunneraceae family from Brazil.It is a large, clump-forming herbaceous perennial growing to 2.5 m (8 ft) tall by 4 m (13 ft) or more. The leaves of G. manicata grow to an impressive size. Leaves with diameters well in excess of 4 ft (122 cm) are commonplace, with a spread of 10 ft (3 m) by 10 ft (3 m) on a mature plant. The underside of the leaf and the whole stalk have spikes on them. In early summer it bears tiny red-green flowers in conical branched panicles, followed by small, spherical fruit. However, it is primarily cultivated for its massive leaves.This plant grows best in damp conditions such as near garden ponds, but dislikes winter cold and wet.It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.Required attribution is: Photo by Tom Oates.The original uploader was Nabokov at English Wikipedia. (a.k.a. Tom Oates) • CC BY-SA 3.0