Category Archives: Poisonous plants

What’s blooming today? (Oleander and Poker plant)

Here are photos of two plants taken today (May 22, 2013) in Davis, California — oleander (Nerium oleander) and apricot-flowered poker plant (Kniphofia uvaria ‘Echo Mango’). Oleander (Nerium oleander) has such beautiful flowers (from white to pink to dark magenta), … Continue reading

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Dermatitis caused by plants

Many gardeners and hikers have endured some form of dermatitis after contacting certain plant species. Skin irritation, itching, rashes, blisters, swelling, and other symptoms can be caused by many parts of the plant, including sap, plant “hairs,” or thorns (thorn … Continue reading

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