Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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Treeant34
Jul 30, 2017 3:46 PM CST
The seeds were apparently brought to Canada by a couple vacationing, can anyone identify this plant?

I was told it is poisonous
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 30, 2017 3:48 PM CST
Welcome!

Castor Bean, Ricinus communis. Yes it is poisonous.



Edited to add, you can buy the actual plants at garden centres in Canada but they won't survive the winters here.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 30, 2017 3:53 PM CST
REALLY poisonous.
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ctcarol
Jul 30, 2017 4:19 PM CST
I agree on both counts. They are invasive weeds here and can easily grow 10 ft tall.
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kniphofia
Jul 31, 2017 10:50 PM CST
They make superb annuals. You can easily pinch out the flowers before they set seed. As with most poisonous plants, if you wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly there is no problem having them in your garden.

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