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Re: Have you seen this shrub/tree?
Old 06-28-2006, 11:00 AM   #21
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Re: Have you seen this shrub/tree?

Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa
I'd reinforce the warning about being poisonous. It's a neurotoxin and present in all parts of the plant. My friend's dog got into chewing the leaves on his oleander one time. Came back completely goofy - foaming, eyes flicking back and forth (nystagmus), vomiting and almost died. I'd take that warning seriously.
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Re: Have you seen this shrub/tree?
Old 06-28-2006, 12:40 PM   #22
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Re: Have you seen this shrub/tree?

Martha, I'm impressed. Imagine what you could do if you weren't doing contracts too! We're counting on great things from you when the full ER finally comes to pass. Maybe find a new plant subspecies and get naming rights? (in between the important stuff, of course...) 8)

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Re: Have you seen this shrub/tree?
Old 06-28-2006, 12:43 PM   #23
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Re: Have you seen this shrub/tree?

Originally Posted by Martha
I guess that is why the family Apocynaceae is also called Dogbane.

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