OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-05-001:
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ricinus communis

 

COMMON NAME:
Castor-bean, Castor-oil Plant, Palma Christi


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-05-001:
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ricinus communis

 

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1249

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: northeast Africa

Rare

Habitat: Waste places, gardens, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Does not have milky sap

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.
Stipules caducous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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