For those who don't recognize the above plant, these are the seedpods of the Castor bean. Castor bean seeds contain a deadly poison called Ricin. I'm always a little nervous handling these at the end of the season. People worry about small children ingesting them, but the beans grow far enough off ground that most fears are ill-grounded.
|Gaillardia seed heads|
|Perennial Sweet Pea Pod - seeds are already dispursed - should I worry?|
|Purple millet - I assume the birds will like these come winter.|
|No this is not some alien life form it is Cleome gone to seed|
|Fuzzy little clematis seed head|
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.