One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An African shrub with lobed serrated leaves, yielding the seeds from which castor oil is obtained and widely naturalized in warm countries.
Ricinus communis, family Euphorbiaceae
- ‘Other popular varieties for the home include beloperones, bertolonias, bougainvilleas for the conservatory, guzmanias, tillandsias, anthuriums, cinerarias, castor oil plants and fatsias.’
- ‘It comes from the beans of the castor oil plant, ricinis communis, which grows widely in warm climates and here and there in England.’
- ‘This is particularly true with the castor oil plant which is an annual that produces a prolific amount of seeds in a short time, so it's important to pull them out before they flower.’
- ‘Despite its exotic indoor plant appearance, Fatsia, the castor oil plant, grows very well outside and is ideal for filling a large space.’
- ‘The castor oil plant was put into a good big earthenware pot and positioned to replace a couple of smaller pots of finished summer stuff that were shifted away to over-winter out of sight ready for next year.’
- ‘After being derived from the castor oil plant Ricinus communis, the ricin is most likely to first be in a powder form, though it can be used in an aerosol.’
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