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Daemon
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Oleander

Oleander is an evergreen shrub that grows well in warm subtropical regions and is native to a broad area that extends from Morocco to China. Its fragrant flowers grow in a variety of colors, and it is widely used as an ornamental plant in landscapes and parks. It is also one of the most poisonous known plants and contains several toxic, sometimes deadly, compounds. Even its bark contains rosagenin, which is known for its strychnine-like effects. Why is oleander the official flower of Hiroshima? More...
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Poisonous, although not radioactive.
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The truth is, the Oleander Plant was declared as the national flower of the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II when an A-bomb was dropped into them in August 6, 9, 1945, killing some 90,000 to 166,000 people in Hiroshima, while another 60,000 to 80,000 died in Nagasaki. To the survivors in Hiroshima, the Oleander flower is a welcome sign that their city will rise again because a year after the holocaust, it was the very first flower to bloom. It gives them hope, inspiration. It provides them the will to move on.
K1project.org has this to say: “Following the atomic explosion over Hiroshima, many survivors feared that nothing would grow on the decimated earth. By the time spring of 1946 arrived, the citizens of Hiroshima were surprised to find the landscape dotted with the blooming red petals of the oleander. The oleander flower, called the kyochikuto in Japanese, dispelled worries that the destroyed city had lost all its fertility and inspired the population with hope that Hiroshima would soon recover from the tragic bombing.
“Now the official flower of Hiroshima, the oleander offers a beautiful symbol for the city as a whole; while some feared that the city and its population were irreparably destroyed—permanently cut off from normality by the effects of radiation—many would be surprised to learn of the limited long term health effects the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 have had.”

https://guides.wikinut.com/The-Significance-of-the-Oleander-Plant/3qhc_1su/
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