There are some weird plants in Southern Chile! One that’s particularly memorable is the Nalca or Giant Rhubarb.
The Nalca grows in dense rain forest areas. With its impressive broad leaves and long stems it makes for a great makeshift umbrella or parasol.
In the spring, the young stalks can be eaten raw, and they’re not as tart as the rhubarb you may be familiar with. They can be made into jam and the locals sell them on the street for up to a dollar a stalk.
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