This is such a striking plant, and I snagged some of those seeds from it. Now all I need is some direction on what the name of it is.
This is a red castor bean. The seeds contain ricene, a deadly poison. We have some also. Caution around kids, though most will not open the stickery part.
Ricinus communis 'Carmencita'
This message was edited Nov 18, 2006 2:59 PM
Aww thanks Josephine and trois!! I believe ya about poisonous..usually something in a prickley pod is.. this one looks like a pinto bean, yikes. No worries on anyone eating them here. I just think it is a beautiful plant. A nice color contrast, and texture.
I appreciate it y'all!
Thanks Sheila, I put those pics in the file, they didn't have a photo of the seed pods yet. :-)