I was walking home and spotted this really pretty bush. Would anyone possibly know what kind of flowers these are?

enter image description here

Thank you.

  • It is Oleander as described, botanical name Nerium oleander - sap is toxic, but as long as you don't ingest it (wear gloves or wash hands if you need to handle it) it's fine, it won't kill you
    – Bamboo
    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:47
  • @Cakelady, it's great that you included pictures. That really helps. It would also help if you told us the general area you lived and whether it's growing wild or if it looks like someone planted it. If it's native to your state, that really narrows it down. Growing zones would also narrow down the type.
    – Dalton
    Jun 22, 2017 at 14:59
  • @Dalton you're welcome. I tried to get a really good picture. The general area I live in is kind of a semi desert I believe, I'm not sure if I answered that correctly. The plant was growing against a wall near a few homes. It came past it and it was really beautiful.
    – Cakelady
    Jun 24, 2017 at 20:40

1 Answer 1


It's an oleander. Beautiful but all parts are highly toxic. Supposedly one of the most poisonous garden ornamentals... but there are many.

Most oleanders are very fragrant but not all. Winters where I live, though fairly mild, are still too cold for growing them. In warmer subtropical regions, they're often planted along streets and in parks.

Notice how the inner part of the flowers of this oleander from Wikipedia is similar to the one you show?

Oleander flowers

  • Happy to help. :)
    – Jude
    Jun 24, 2017 at 21:57

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.