Calflora
Taxon  Report   7153    
Ricinus communis  L.
Castor bean,  Castorbean
Ricinus communis
© 2017 b potts
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ricinus communis
© 2017 Henry DiRocco
Ricinus communis
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Ricinus communis
© 2013 Keir Morse
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Ricinus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Ricinus communis
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RICO3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: Jan 23, 2019).