Oleander

Nerium oleander

Oleander


Like lantana, oleander is grown as a greenhouse flowering plant or on the patio in tubs during the summer. All parts of oleander are extremely poisonous including vase water in which the flowers have been placed. Smoke from burning oleander leaves is also toxic. One leaf can be fatal. Apparently, reports of poisoning from using oleander shoots as skewers to roast marshmallows are an urban legend.