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Plumbago auriculata

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Cape leadwort
Cultivar(s):
Alba, Imperial Blue
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants, Vines
Comment:

Well drained soil; water container plants sparingly in winter; perennial grown as an annual; cut back if they become leggy.  This plant is slightly salt tolerant.

Description:
Shrubs or herbs; leaves alternate, simple, not toothed; flowers in a terminal cluster, tubular, 5-parted with spreading lobes, white, blue, or pink.
Season:
Summer to fall
Light:
Sun
Color:
Light blue; white; dark blue
Height:
15 ft.
Flower:
Soft, pale blue flowers on new growth summer to fall
Zones:
9
Habit:
Evergreen
Texture:
Medium
Exposure:
Sun
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.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Climbing Method:
Arching branches; will need tying
Tags:
salt tolerant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 126

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Fuad Al Ansari, CC BY - 2.0
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Forest and Kim Starr, CC-BY-SA-2.0
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Daniel Linares, CC-BY-SA-2.0
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Elaine with Grey Cats, CC-BY-SA-2.0
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Carl Lewis, CC BY - 2.0