Nerium oleander Linnaeus
Apocynaceae (Dogbane) Family
Plant is an evergreen shrub with poisonous sap. Preferred habitat is old home sites and roadsides. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are narrow; widest at the middle to lance-like with a leathery texture.
Flowers are about one inch long; fragrant white, red or pink. Flowering season occurs in the spring and extends into summer.
The plant is widely used as a roadside ornamental.