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Castor Bean Leaf (Ricinus communis)
A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan
While castor bean is a veritable weed here in Southern California in Europe they grow it as an ornamental. The leaves are quite large and structural, making a dramatic impact in the garden.
This photo is from my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. The mosquitos were ferocious, but I got some cool shots.
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