Chilean rhubarb Gunnera tinctoria
Photo: RPS Group Plc
- Appearance: Perennial terrestrial plant, huge leathery leaves up to 2 m in height, leaf stalks have short pale spines.
- Growth: Fast-growing, forms dense stands. Spread through small fragments or seeds.
- Impact: Can dominate and outcompete native plants and can destroy habitats of high ecological importance
- Pathway: Originally a garden ornamental plant that has spread, been deliberately planted or escaped into the wild.
- What to do if you see Chilean rhubarb for sale or other offences being committed: Make a report by following the guidance here.
- What to do if you see this plant in the wild: Record it with a photograph (where possible).