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castor bean
Ricinus communis
Ricinus communis
castor bean Spurge Family
Ricinus communis Euphorbiaceae
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English common name
  •castor bean
Spanish common names
  •ricino
  •castor
  •tártago
  •higuereta
accepted scientific name
  •Ricinus communis L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Ricinus communis (2680)
family name
  • Euphorbiaceae
Image Author: ©2004 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
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Category: Shrubs, Broadleaf Trees
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple, Compound Palmate
Plant Observed All Year
Indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India

How Likely at this Location (100%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
base map where plant found
mag select

Disturbed
Brush
Wetland
Sand
Salt Marsh
Rocky
Riparian
Meadow
Grassland
Native Plant Status
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native Not Native native Not Present
Indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India