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Caladium (Caladium bicolor)

Caladium

Description

Caladiums can vary greatly in size and color. They generally have thick, waxy, heart shaped leaves that are two toned.

 

 

Castor Bean, bean (Ricinus communis)

Castor Bean

Description

Castor bean is a herbacious annual which can reach to nearly 15 feet tall when growing in open spaces in warm climates. Large leaves are alternate, palmately lobed with 5-11 toothed lobes. Leaves are glossy and often red or bronze tinted when young. Flowers appear in clusters at the end of the main stem in late summer. The fruit consists of an oblong spiny pod which contains three seeds on average. Seeds are oval and light brown, mottled or streaked with light and dark brown and resemble a pinto bean. The plant itself is fast growing, but the seeds require a long frost-free season in order to mature.

 

 

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

Catnip

Description

An herbaceous perennial that grows to about 2-3 feet and resembles mint in appearance.

 

 

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Chokecherry

Description

Small shrub or tree that grows to about 16 feet with up to 4 in long oval leaves. The leaves have a serrated edge, and the flowers turn into 1cm fruits that can range in color from red to black.