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Ricinus communis - Castor Bean Tree


Ricinus communis - Castor Bean Tree (Ricinus communis - Castor Bean Tree)

Castor bean tree grows wild in many wild area in Southern California. It can grow quite large and live for up to 15 years. Photo taken Nov. 11, 2010.



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This must self seed very easily?

12 Nov, 2010

 

Drc726:

They grow wild everywhere. I see them growing out of the asphalt on the side of the road or freeways. It's a tough tree! :>)

13 Nov, 2010

 

It sure is, must be hell for some though

13 Nov, 2010

 

Drc726:

Some areas it really is a horrible weed!

14 Nov, 2010

 

We grow this in the jungle, as an annual, for it's spectacular red leaves, hard to imagine it growing in to a tree.

18 Nov, 2010

 

Dottydaisy2:

It definitely grows into a tree...actually, a weed tree. lol! :>)

18 Nov, 2010

 

It's grown as part of the summer bedding in parks and gardens: I like the the plant,very poisonous though..

20 Nov, 2010

 

Rbtkew:

Yes, the seeds are very poisonous.

Oleander is a very poisonous shrub/tree and is grown here by the many millions. Most people know not to touch the leaves or burn the wood.

22 Nov, 2010



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