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Here's an interesting plant that I saw last week on the U.S. - Mexico border. Nobody could tell me its name. Anyone here want to take a stab at it?

Here is a closeup of the seed pod

 

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are they spiny like a cocklebur? looks a little like what is called a wild cucumber too. probably wrong zone tho.
 

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It's castor bean plant. Suposed to be poisenous to animals.
 

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They are also called mole bean and are supposed to keep moles out of your garden if you plant them arount the edge. They are definately poison. I saved my seed pods this year and had them in a basket in the shop to dry and the mice ate them. I've been finding dead mice all over the place and since I didn't have out any mouse poisen that must have been what killed them
 

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Definitely castor oil plant. Ricinis Communis. Seeds are deadly poison and about the shape of the sweet called jelly beans. As few as two seeds will kill a child, and the plant drops the seeds conveniently on the ground when they ripen.
 
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