One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
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.