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BRIEF: Should I be concerned about the castor bean plant in my yard?


QUESTION:
Should I be concerned about the castor bean plant in my yard?

ANSWER:

Yes! Although all of the plant is toxic, children usually only mess with the seeds. What many people do is cut off and dump the flowers when they bloom. No flowers- no seeds! Also, if you landfill the flowers before they bloom, you can avoid the serious allergy some people have to the pollen.