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Friday - July 18, 2008

From: Montgomery, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Poisonous Plants
Title: Are oleanders poisonous?
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Are Oleanders poisonous?

ANSWER:

Indeed, Nerium oleander, a native of the Mediterranean area, northern Africa and southeast Asia, is highly toxic. Please see the toxic plant databases below:

Poisonous Plants of North Carolina

Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System

Texas Toxic Plant Database

Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets

 

 

 

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