Originally posted on Our View From Iowa:
Update: August 25, 2014
The castor bean plant is now over 7 feet tall. This picture is from the same spot as one take in the previous post two weeks ago. See farther down this page. Click on the image to see a much larger version.
Ten days ago, I photographed the emerging seed bearing parts at the top. They weren’t flowering yet.
Today, the seeds are more developed. The field of view is a foot tall. They will be watched over to keep children and animals from eating them.
For a sense of size, I placed my hand near the main stalk about 4 feet off the ground. There is a large black ant near…
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