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Plumbago auriculata = P. capensis

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Cape leadwort
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Drought and heat tolerant; suckers

Description:
Shrubs or herbs; leaves alternate, simple, not toothed; flowers in a terminal cluster, tubular, 5-parted with spreading lobes, white, blue, or pink.
Height:
6-10 ft.
Foliage:
2 in. pale green leaves
Flower:
Cluster of soft blue or white phlox-like flowers all summer
Zones:
9 to 11
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; prefers light, sandy, well-drained soil
Form:
Rounded mound; vine-like stems
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis.
Symptoms:
Irritation, redness, and blistering following contact.
Toxic Principle:
Plumbagin, a quinone.
Severity:
SKIN IRRITATION SEVERE!
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated herbaceous or woody perennial or groundcover.
Width:
6-8 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1726

Plumbago auriculata Plumbago auriculata
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Plumbago auriculata Plumbago auriculata
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Plumbago auriculata Plumbago auriculata
Dawn Easterday, CC BY-NC-2.0
Plumbago auriculata Plumbago auriculata
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Plumbago auriculata Plumbago auriculata
David Midgley, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Plumbago auriculata Plumbago auriculata
Daniel Linares, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Plumbago auriculata Plumbago auriculata
Elaine with Grey Cats, CC BY-NC-2.0