Nerium oleander (Gentianales - Apocynaceae) is an evergreen shrub that grows to approximately 6 m. The flowers are tubular with five lobes, red or pink in the wild, but in addition may be white, cream, yellow or purple in cultivars, and double forms have also been selected.
It is a highly toxic plant that has been cultivated as an decorative plant since ancient times.
Native to the Mediterranean region, Iran, the Indian subcontinent and southern China.
The Blue Pond in Hokkaido Changes Colors Depending on the Weather
“The Most Beautiful Pond In The World!”
According to the photographer Ken Shiraishi, who made a pilgrimage up to Northern Japan last month to take these shots, the water contains a high degree of aluminum hydroxide, which reflects blue light – a phenomenon responsible for our lovely blue skies. Shiraishi spent several days up there photographing the pond in various light.