Calflora
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. Cal-IPC rating: Limited
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Ricinus
Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Ricinus communis

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 15, 2019).