Plumbago auriculata = P. capensis
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Cape leadwort
- Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Drought and heat tolerant; suckers
- Shrubs or herbs; leaves alternate, simple, not toothed; flowers in a terminal cluster, tubular, 5-parted with spreading lobes, white, blue, or pink.
- 6-10 ft.
- 2 in. pale green leaves
- Cluster of soft blue or white phlox-like flowers all summer
- 9 to 11
- Sun; prefers light, sandy, well-drained soil
- Rounded mound; vine-like stems
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Irritation, redness, and blistering following contact.
- Toxic Principle:
- Plumbagin, a quinone.
- SKIN IRRITATION SEVERE!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated herbaceous or woody perennial or groundcover.
- 6-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1726