Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nerium indicum

Nerium indicum (夹竹桃), is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. Nerium oleander has historically been considered a poisonous plant based on a number of its compounds that may exhibit toxicity, especially to animals, when consumed in high amounts.
The flowers include snowy white color, light pink and bright hot pink, it looks like bigger version of cherry blossom. Although it is a poisonous plant containing various active toxins but has been used externally for ailments. Plus Oleander is a large fast growing evergreen shrub, it is now a very popular choice for semi tropical landscapes.

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