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Other ShrubRicinus communis

Castor Oil Plant at Bomaderry Creek

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Ricinus communis at Bomaderry Creek - 10 Feb 2019
Ricinus communis at Bomaderry Creek - 10 Feb 2019
Ricinus communis at Bomaderry Creek - 10 Feb 2019

Identification history

Other Shrub Ricinus communis 11 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Shrub Ricinus communis 11 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 11 Feb 2019 Mike Leggett

Author's notes

Castor oil plant is highly toxic and has come back strongly after August bush fire in the Park. Should this plant be notifiable?

6 comments

   11 Feb 2019
Ricinus communis - not in taxonomy?
   11 Feb 2019
It is there under Other Shrubs. When I cannot find a name using the path I expect, I look it up in Quick Search. This not only leads to all the sightings, but shows the file path.
   11 Feb 2019
Of course! Thanks Betty.
SuzieH wrote:
   12 Feb 2019
Bombo Creek has a bushcare group. Might be an idea to either contact council n speak to co ordinorator or contact Terry Barratt. Sorry don't have Terry's contact details.
   12 Feb 2019
Yes Suzie I'm part of the bushcare group and we're winning in eradicating it from the site; but I've only just discovered how toxic the plant it, which is why I think it needs to be put on the notifiable list.
SuzieH wrote:
   12 Feb 2019
Excellent, you're on to it. There is a burnt area at Warden Head (thanks to an arsonist) and the ink weed is the only plant coming up. It has been reported to Bushcare but..... Yes, caster oil is terribly toxic.

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Sigesbeckia orientalis at Bomaderry Creek - 13 Feb 2019
Verbascum virgatum at Bomaderry Creek - 13 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Bomaderry Creek - 13 Feb 2019
Tetragonia tetragonoides at Bomaderry Creek - 13 Feb 2019
Eucalyptus punctata at Bomaderry Creek - 10 Feb 2019
Solanum pungetium at Bomaderry Creek - 23 Jan 2019
Einadia hastata at Bomaderry Creek - 23 Jan 2019

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 10 Feb 2019 10:40 AM Recorded on
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