Ancient favorite of unknown origins…

Oleander (Nerium oleander) is another common shrub in subtropical Florida with it’s sweet pink dainty flowers. This species has been cultivated for centuries making it unclear of it’s original origins; most likely somewhere in the Mediterranean Basin which is suggested only because of it’s Ancient Greek deriven name. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
Adding an additional element of design the crown or trumpet shape in the center of the Oleander flower is the “corona”. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breiterg
As pretty and popular that the Oleander flowers are in gardens there is a dark side to them. Oleander are also poisonous. However their awful flavor deter most from consuming enough to become ill. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg

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