Nerium oleander - Oleander

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Liliopsida - Order: Gentianales - Family: Apocynaceae


All parts of this well-known shrub from the Mediterranean are poisonous.

Oleander blooms in the hottest and driest part of the year, making this shrub an ideal choice for gardens and roadside verges; it is found throughout the Mediterranean region, where it produces flowers from May until September.

This specimen was photographed in the Algarve in May.

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