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
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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