Taxon  Report   7153 
Ricinus communis  L.
castor bean, castorbean
Ricinus communis, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper ).

 

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Ricinus communis
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Ricinus communis
© 2004 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Ricinus
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Ricinus communis  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (RICO3)

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 24, 2014).

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