A ‘Bulgarian Umbrella’ is Not What You Want If It’s Raining Spies.

Sign with castor beans at top and picture of the beans as they are picked of the tree and then as they look finished with a hairy covering. Finished beans are a brown color with a mottled look.
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The castor bean is planted and harvested around the world. Every part of this plant contains the toxalbumin ricin. Toxicity varies with growing conditions and origin, but all can cause toxicity and potentially be fatal.

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Lee-Anne Hancock

Lee-Anne Hancock

Retired Poison Control Specialist. Now writing murder mysteries and blogging about life, family, and the fun of retirement.