Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1249

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Tropics, probably Africa
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-05-001:
Ricinus communis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

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