Oleander flower is the official flower in Hiroshima. Because it was the first flower which bloomed after Atomic bomb explosion.
Few Facts About Oleander
Nerium oleander– dogbane family Apocynaceae
It is toxic plant.
All parts are toxic but most toxic is seeds. Toxic compound is oleandrin and oleandrigenin, known as cardiac glycosides. Only 80-100 gm of oleander parts are enough to kill a big horse. Digoxin Immune Fab is the treatment of choice in case of Oleander poisoning.
It is cultivated all over world.
Height of oleander tree is -6ft to 20 ft.
generally leaves are in pairs or three. It’s color is dark leathery green.
It is cultivate to decorate landscape, road, park, garden. That’s why it is called as Ornamental Plant