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Ricinus communis
Castor Bean

Castor Bean, one of the larger and more bold-textured of the foliage annuals, is often found in purple-foliaged form with extremely large, palmately lobed leaves; the club-like fruits are somewhat ornamental upon close inspection, but contain seeds that are poisonous.


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