As the seeds ripen, the pods will turn brown and are very prickly. These are the pods of Carmencita pink.
A handful of Carmencita seedlings thoughtlessly tossed into one hole, each determined to grow at once.
Ricinus Communis Carmencita Pink. Seed pods and developing pods. Photo by Karen Manasco.
Spiny seed pods are presently coated with a soft pink flesh. They will later dry, crack open and release seeds.