SOLVED: What's this one's name?

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

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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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Here is a seed pod ...

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Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Deb, it is a Castor Bean plant.

Santa Fe, TX(Zone 9b)

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

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

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/

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

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

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