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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Huge leaves, red stem, what do I have?

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North Platte, NE
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2010
10:19 AM

Post #8010991

This is next to a tomato plant, about 3 feet tall now. Another one is growing across the path, a friend may have planted it this spring, or is it a weed? I've never seen this before in my yard. Leaves are opposite, stem is red. Leaves have 7-8 sections connected as 1 leaf. (how is this correctly described?)

My friend solved it -- she reminded me we planted a couple of Castor Beans.

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Keaau, HI

August 1, 2010
10:23 AM

Post #8011004

It is Ricinus communis, Castor Bean.

Very poisonous.

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