The Monk’s Rhubarb (Rumex patientia) is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant in the Polygonaceae family. It is also called the Patience Dock, Garden Patience, and Herb Patience.
It is native to southern Europe.
It grows to 2 metres (6 feet) tall.
Its dark-green leaves are deeply lobed and turn red in autumn.
The flowers have five white, pink or red flowers in a cluster on a long stem, up to 2 metres (6 feet) in length.
It blooms in spring.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, France, April 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
MARTINA NICOLLS – MartinaNicollsWebsite