What am I? Mysterious seeds

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Jaken

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What am I? Mysterious seeds
« on: February 03, 2022, 01:13:22 PM »
Hope I got your attention with the headline  ;)
I picked these seeds last year in Croatia and can't remember what plant it was. Don't have a clue why and in what context they were.

Just planted some of them here at home and they are starting to take of. What plant do you think it is?












Fork for reference of the size.

Summerhouse with garden in Croatia, Dubrovnik.
Permanent home in Sweden 3000 km from summerhouse...

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Jaken

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Re: What am I? Mysterious seeds
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2022, 09:15:00 PM »
Could it be Ricinus communis?
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Fermi

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Re: What am I? Mysterious seeds
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2022, 09:51:17 AM »
Could it be Ricinus communis?
I'd think so. We grew it a lot when I was a kid. I think dad had an idea of making his own castor oil! ::)
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Jaken

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Re: What am I? Mysterious seeds
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2022, 12:15:22 PM »
I feel confident now that it is Ricinus, case closed.

The smaller plants in the picture is
Ceiba speciosa.

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David Dickinson

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Re: What am I? Mysterious seeds
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2022, 02:17:02 PM »
Hi Jaken,

Remember that castor oil seeds are highly toxic to humans. Keep children well away.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441948/
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.