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