Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)

A scrambling semi-climber or shrub popular as a garden ornamental to 2m tall often used as a hedge specimen.
The blue or white flowers are tubular with 5 petals or lobes, have glandular sticky hairs and are held in short spikes or racemes at the ends of the branches.
The light green leaves are oblong to oblong-spathulate usually 4-5cm long (but can be up to 7cm long) with an entire margin tapered into a very short petiole or stalk.

Toxicity category: 3
Category 3 - Irritant
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Common name: Plumbago

Botanical name: Plumbago auriculata.

Other common names: Leadwort, Cape Leadwort

Family: Plumbaginaceae

General description: A scrambling semi-climber or shrub popular as a garden ornamental to 2m tall often used as a hedge specimen.

Flowers: The blue or white flowers are tubular with 5 petals or lobes, have glandular sticky hairs and are held in short spikes or racemes at the ends of the branches.

Leaves: The light green leaves are oblong to oblong-spathulate usually 4-5cm long (but can be up to 7cm long) with an entire margin tapered into a very short petiole or stalk.

Fruit/Berries: The fruit are small capsules covered with sticky hairs.

Other: –

Symptoms: Contact with the sap, leaves, stems and roots may cause skin irritation, blistering and dermatitis.

Toxicity category: 3
Category 3 - Irritant
Warning:

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