Yellow Oleander

Thevetia peruviana

Yellow Oleander, Thevetia peruviana, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed on a farm west of Eldoret, Kenya. April 2013.

This is a frequently cultivated shrub or small tree that is native to South America. It is not native to Kenya and it should not be widely planted, because it provides little for the benefit of our wildlife as would a native plant.

Apocynaceae -- Dogbane Family

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Kenya Natural History

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