OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (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

 

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


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (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

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in waste places, gardens, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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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