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
SOLVED: i saw this large shrub in the devils river flood plain.
TomH3787 Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b) Oct 06, 2012
We just had an ID request for this from Canada.
It's castor bean (Ricinus communis) - seeds are very toxic.