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Last Update 08/28/10

Poisonous Plants of Florida

Common Name:  Oleander

Botanical Name:  Nerium Oleander

Family:  Apocynaceae

Methods of Poisoning:  Ingestion of flowers, seeds, leaves, bark, roots and smoke from burning wood. Contact with sap from plant, pollen from flowers.

Symptoms of Poisoning:  Skin irritation, decreased or irregular pulse rate, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes bloody), dilated pupils, dizziness, persistent headache, fatigue, drowsiness, loss of visual acuity (blurred or aberrant color vision), convulsions, respiratory failure, coma and death possible.

Treatment:  Seek professional help immediately.


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