O: Oleander

Oleander (Nerium oleander) is a very popular decorative plant for both private and public gardens in Egypt. The flowers grow in a range of colors – pink, white, yellow, rose, or deep red. Here in Dahab it is one of the only plants grown alongside streets because the wandering goats, camels, and sheep won’t devour them like they would anything else. That’s because all parts of the oleander bush are poisonous! So if you choose to grow this is in your garden, do so with care – especially if you have young children or pets.

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