Common name: Castor oil plant
Scientific name: Ricinus communis
Species: R. communis
Flowering time: Jul - September
Plant type: Annual
Description: Castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) is a flowering plant in the spurge family. The flower from Jul to September. It growing to 1.5 m (5ft). The large leaves are palmate, 15–45 cm (5.9–18 in) long. The flowers are borne in terminal panicle-like inflorescences. Castor oil plant embraces many forms differing in height, colouring of the leaves and shape of the seed.