Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2637

Shrub
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, frequently cultivated, esp on barrier islands, sometimes persistent

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite or whorls of 3-4

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Cream/Pink/Lilac/Red/Yellow/Orange
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Paired follicles

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nerium oleander   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nerium oleander   FAMILY Apocynaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Oleander


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JK Marlow    jkm080410_059

April    Charleston County    SC

Caution! All parts of the plant are poisonous, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Nerium oleander

JK Marlow    jkm080410_064

April    Charleston County    SC

Frequently cultivated on barrier islands becasue of its salt resistance, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Nerium oleander

JK Marlow    jkm080410_070

April    Charleston County    SC

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JK Marlow    s080410_b

April    Charleston County    SC

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JK Marlow    s080410_c

April    Charleston County    SC

Leaf midvein prominent abaxially, lateral veins numerous and parallel, per Flora of China.

image of Nerium oleander

JK Marlow    jkm090515_047

May    Georgetown County    SC

In cultivation

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JK Marlow    jkm090515_052

May    Georgetown County    SC

In cultivation

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Paul Thompson    pstnerium_oleander

September?        

Note very fine parallel lateral veins and sticky sap. Poisonous. — Clemson Extension