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Toxicity

Very poisonous. Sap contains cardiac glycosides which are steroid glycosides.
Sequin, Margareta. (2012). The Chemistry of Plants. Perfumes Pigments and Poisons. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK. page137

Nerium oleander

Family: APOCYNACEAE
Genus: Nerium
Species: oleander
Distribution summary: Mediterranean to W.China
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Classical Europe & Middle East (I)
Reason for growing: Toxic


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