||Nerium indicum Mill.
||Red - Pink
|English / Trade Name
||Oleander, French willow, Laurier rose, Rose laurel
|Vernacular /Local Name
||About 1000 m
|| Fruit a capsule, long which splits open at maturity to release numerous downy seeds.
||Road side and park
||Native to northern, southern Europe, western Asia, the Indian sub-continent
||Glaucous bloom, while mature stems have a grayish bark
|Distribution in Haryana
||Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar
||Whorled (leaves in groups of 3 or more along stem)
|Description of Species
||Shrub upto 6 m tall, with erect stems that splay outward as they mature; first-year stems have a glaucous bloom, while mature stems have a grayish bark. Leaves in pairs or whorls of three, thick and leathery, dark-green, narrow lanceolate, with an entire margin. Flowers grow in clusters at the end of each branch; white, pink to red, with a deeply 5-lobed fringed corolla round the central corolla tube. Fruit a capsule, long which splits open at maturity to release numerous downy seeds.
||Leaves in pairs or whorls of three, thick and leathery, dark-green, narrow lanceolate, with an entire margin.