oleander

Nerium oleander
Shrub
Opposite
Simple
Pink
Green
Common names 
Also known as: oleander, common oleander, oleander rose laurel, pink oleander, white oleander, rose laurel,
Family 
Apocynaceae
Deciduous 
No
Flowering time 
Spring-Summer
Native/Exotic 
Exotic
Origin 
Native to northern Africa, southern Europe, western Asia the Indian sub-continent and western China. However, the exact native range of this species is somewhat obscure.
Notifiable 
No
Council declaration 
Class R – Reduce populations
Known distribution 

Widely naturalised, but with a scattered distribution in many parts of mainland Australia. It has been recorded in eastern Queensland, in some parts of eastern New South Wales, in eastern and south-eastern South Australia, and in the south-western and northern parts of Western Australia. Also naturalised on Lord Howe Island and sparingly naturalised in Victoria. Widely naturalised in other parts of the world, including in southern USA.

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