castor oil

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a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant

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Fatsia japonica, the false castor oil plant, is often grown as a house plant, but it would easily survive a winter out of doors if sheltered from cold winds.
However, the accepted list is a little shorter, including plants such as fatsia japonica, the False Castor Oil Plant, with its huge palmate evergreen leaves and its dome like outline.
Well, Mr and Mrs Shaw from Honley have a Fatsia japonica in their garden and its common name is the false castor oil plant purely and simply because its foliage resembles that of the true castor oil plant.
An obvious example of a standard architectural plant is the very large-leaved Fatsia japonica, the false castor oil plant or Japanese Aralia.