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#39396 July 11th, 2005 at 08:22 PM
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Does anyone know what the following plant is?

I got the seeds from a holiday at Madeira, but I collected so many seeds I can't remember which plant this is..

Help would be appreciated.
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#39397 July 11th, 2005 at 09:13 PM
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HI wavey atreus it looks like a castor bean plant to me they will grow really big and very pretty to and will put on seed pods.but there posionus so do not let any small children get around it.it has ricen posion in the plant and in the seeds.your friend in gardening.mike57 wavey flw flw

#39398 July 11th, 2005 at 10:04 PM
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Thanks

Yes it is! Ricinus Communis.

Oh bugger. I looked at a few pics of the adult plants and immediately remembered it. This plant grows all over Madeira like a weed, and I still have some of the seeds, which although beatiful and fascinating are apparently quite deadly. I will dispose of them later on.

Thanks for your help smile

Anyone want a castor bean plant? smile


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