Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Red Castor Bean, Ricinus communis.'Carmencita'.....this is one photogenic plant

I gave up growing it myself because of, well, you know...ricin, it's poisonous. Very very poisonous. Still, there's nothing to tempt anyone to eat it so I'm thinking it's also very very safe. I guess it just creeps me out. I appreciate the fact that GrayC grows it in the Herb Garden and I can check it out.


Nicola Moss said...

Lovely photos Chris.

MulchMaid said...

I thought it was the bean fruit that was poisonous...it's probably in Amy Stewart's book, Wicked Plants. My grandchildren are just unpredictible enough that I wouldn't chance growing it. But 'Carmencita' is certainly a senorita bonita.