What is this Plant?

allisonmaryJuly 12, 2014

I bought this plant at a yard sale and the woman said it was a coffee plant. I've looked at pics of coffee plants and I can't find any that look like this plant. I have it in a pot in full sun. It's growing fine, but I wanted to know what it was for sure before I plant it in my yard. Any help would be great. Thanks!!

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allisonmary

pic #2

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 3:57PM
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allisonmary

pic #3

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 3:58PM
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garystpaul(4)

Ricinus? Castor Bean. If so, be careful with it.
Gary

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 4:01PM
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seedmoney

It's Jatropha gossypifolia, aka the Bellyache Bush. All parts poisonous, particularly the seeds. The seller got it confused with J. curcas, which is sometimes called the Coffee Bean Jatropha. A few years back its seeds (which resemble coffee beans) were supposed to be the next great bio-fuel but its potential was never reached. Be advised; all parts of Jatrophas are poisonous.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 5:00PM
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allisonmary

That's it seedmoney, thank you! Thanks also Gary. I don't think I'll be planting this. :(

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 8:13PM
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