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Yellow Oleander

Thevetia peruviana

Description:

Yellow oleander will grow to 20-30’ tall in its native habitat. It is an upright shrub that features willow-like, linear-lanceolate, glossy green leaves (to 6-7” long) with distinctive midribs and large 3” long funnel-shaped sometimes-fragrant yellow (less commonly apricot) flowers in few-flowered terminal clusters (cymes). Flowers bloom from summer to fall. Flowers give way to black seed pods, each containing 1-2 nut-like seeds. As with many of the dogbane family members, plant stems exude a milky sap when cut and all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. Plant saps can cause allergic skin reactions in some people. Smoke from burning plant material can also be toxic.

Habitat:

Garden area beside a parking lot.

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1 Comment

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

I love the smell of these flowers!

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Nov 1, 2013

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