What kind of seeds are these?

Someone gave me seed pods they said are castor beans and this is the young plants. I would like them to be a Confederate rose .
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These plants grew from these seed.
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  • Sherren Hollnd Sherren Hollnd on May 22, 2016
    They are indeed castor bean plants! Do be aware that they are poisonous if ingested.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 22, 2016
    Castor bean. As the plant matures the leaves form a reddish color. Used here strictly as an ornamental annual.
  • Susi Susi on May 22, 2016
    These are highly poisonous to animals, so be careful with them if you have pets.....can be poisonous to humans too, if ingested. :(
  • Marshmellow Marshmellow on May 22, 2016
    There are 2 kinds. One is green and the other is red/burgundy
  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on May 22, 2016
    Yes, you have castor bean plants, which will grow quite tall. Easily 6 feet or more and the leaves will become rather large. My father always planted them for me when I was a child. I used the leaves as pretend umbrellas. As others have already mentioned, the seeds can be toxic to animals and humans but please do some reading before you become alarmed and toss the plants. Simple caution is all you have to exercise when having these plants. I still plant them and remember how much fun I had when daddy planted them for me. P.S. My father was a physician and would have never done anything to put me or my siblings or our pets in danger.
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  • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on May 22, 2016
    I can not believe that this plant is actually propagated and even the seeds sold. From Cornell University: http://poisonousplants.ansci.cornell.edu/toxicagents/ricin.html "... castor bean plant seed, contain the Type 2 RIPs that are among the most potent cytotoxins in nature. 5% of the Ricinus seed consists of ricin and RCA (Ricinus communis agglutinin). I've known for 40 years that the beans have to be "processed" to be used as a poison. But, doesn't anyone else remember a couple of terrorist attacks using ricin from castor beans? I'll do some history research and get back here with the documentation.
  • Brenda Turnquest Brenda Turnquest on May 23, 2016
    It is the castor bean plant. They grow wild in my country, the Bahamas and would never be considered as a garden plant. The seeds are poisonous and when dry will burst open and reseed. They can become a nuisance. However, they are pretty plants.
  • Vicky Price Vicky Price on May 23, 2016
    Be careful, the castor bean plant is pretty but poisonous.
  • yaa is very poisonous because some people squeeze thorn in castor bean seeds and put on the enermy,s road kill him within a fraction of a second after steeping on it barefooted
  • Alice Alice on May 23, 2016
    Yep......Castor Bean. My Mother did grow these to 'fill in' spots that needed shade for her flowers though. The seed need to be harvested as soon as they start putting on or if left to mature they will pop and spread everywhere. Also if you do grow them, they need to be cut down every year or you could have a small forest on your hands.
  • Carol Raabe Carol Raabe on May 23, 2016
    I'm so surprised you can get these seeds. The poison in castor beans is ricin. 1 mg can kill an adult. On the other hand, they are large, tropical looking plants for a summer garden.
  • DORLIS DORLIS on May 24, 2016
  • Gerry Gerry on May 24, 2016
    We grow a few every year and put them around the garden. Moles do not like the plant and will avoid it. The plant is very beautiful with the red trunk and big green leaves and yes the beans are poisonous.
  • Dianne oliger Dianne oliger on May 24, 2016
    The beans are very poisonous. I would not plant them where there are children.
  • Margaret Gibson Margaret Gibson on May 26, 2016
    We call them mole beans, We put them in mole holes and we have no more trouble with moles. I like the looks of the plants, ours get 5 foot tall.