Common name: Yellow oleander
Scientific name: Cascabela thevetia or sometimes listed as Thevetia peruviana
Hazard associated: All parts of the plant are poisonous.
- These plants are commonly used in gardens for their showy flowers.
- The fruit is deliberately eaten as a suicide method in some countries.
- The fruits are green initially, then red then black when ripe.
- The seeds are brown and irregularly shaped.
- Once they drop from the tree, the fruit are thought to pose a particular hazard to cats and dogs who ingest them.
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascabela_thevetia
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