SOLVED: i saw this large shrub in the devils river flood plain.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

large leaves ,purple limbs,looked rather tropical-there were 5or6 scattered down the dry part of the devils river just north of lake amistad texas .largest one about 11ft tall and alittle less wide

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Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

We just had an ID request for this from Canada.

It's castor bean (Ricinus communis) - seeds are very toxic.

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