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Plant Identification: SOLVED: What's this one's name?

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debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 18, 2006
7:50 PM

Post #2925298

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.

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debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 18, 2006
7:50 PM

Post #2925301

Here is a seed pod ...

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frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 18, 2006
7:56 PM

Post #2925315

Deb, it is a Castor Bean plant.
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 18, 2006
7:57 PM

Post #2925317

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'
trois

This message was edited Nov 18, 2006 2:59 PM

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 18, 2006
7:59 PM

Post #2925321

I got some seeds from Ted this year at the swap in Arlington, and want one next year for sure. Here is the pf.
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/57602/index.html
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 18, 2006
8:01 PM

Post #2925328

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!

o/
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 18, 2006
8:06 PM

Post #2925341

Thanks Sheila, I put those pics in the file, they didn't have a photo of the seed pods yet. :-)

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