1-800-222-1222  •  Free • Confidential  • 24 hours a day • 7 days a week

Castor Bean

Ricinus communis

A cultivated shrub that may freeze back in cold areas. Grows 6-15 feet tall. Large-lobed leaves are 1-3 feet across on young plants, smaller on older plants. The mottled black, brown and white glossy seeds are enclosed in a spiny husk and grow in clusters on the seed stalk.

Poisonous Parts: 
Entire plant, especially the seeds
Originally posted: Oct 16, 2014
Last updated: Oct 17, 2014