Plant ID forum: Castor Beans (Ricinus communis)

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Name: Buttons
Eastpoint,Fl
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Riverdolphin
Oct 3, 2011 11:26 AM CST
The leaves are green on top, purple under. Very large, like a tree... about 10 foot or better tall... very pretty
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Oct 3, 2011 11:39 AM CST
Castor Bean?
Name: Ferenc
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Ferenc
Oct 3, 2011 11:43 AM CST
The plant looks like Fatsia japonica
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dave
Oct 3, 2011 11:47 AM CST

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I'm going to have to agree with Lee Anne on this one. That's a castor bean, I think. Smiling
Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
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Ferenc
Oct 3, 2011 12:00 PM CST
Yes i agree Ricinus communis better known as castor bean. I agree
Name: Buttons
Eastpoint,Fl
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Riverdolphin
Oct 3, 2011 12:01 PM CST
Thanks everyone !!!
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threegardeners
Oct 3, 2011 12:02 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I got one, I got one!!

*Blush* *Blush* sorry, got carried away there.. Big Grin
Name: Ferenc
Wouw, Netherlands
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Ferenc
Oct 3, 2011 12:09 PM CST
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 3, 2011 6:19 PM CST
I agree with Ricinus communis ... all parts of the plant are poisonous.

http://www.floridata.com/ref/r/rici_com.cfm

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Ricinus+communis
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Sharon
Oct 4, 2011 11:00 AM CST
Castor bean's little seed pods:
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