Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

Scientific Name:   Ricinus communis

Common Name:   Castor Bean

Type:   Cultivated

Toxicity:   Poisonous

Berries/Fruits:   1 inch capsule that contains 3 seeds

Flowers:   Rust-colored without true petals. Appear in clusters on stems

Description:   Usually grown as an annual. May grow 6-15 feet tall. Leaves alternate and may be up to 3 feet in diameter. Leaves are lobed and have 5-11 points.