Yellow oleander

yellow oleander

Common name: Yellow oleander

Scientific name: Cascabela thevetia or sometimes listed as Thevetia peruviana

Hazard associated: All parts of the plant are poisonous.

Notes: yellow oleander fruit and seed

  • 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

Image credits:

“Cascabela thevetia1MTFL” by Bernard Loison – http://www.mytho-fleurs.com/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cascabela_thevetia1MTFL.jpg#/media/File:Cascabela_thevetia1MTFL.jpg
“Thevetia peruviana – Fruits” by Genet at German Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thevetia_peruviana_-_Fruits.jpg#/media/File:Thevetia_peruviana_-_Fruits.jpg