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Plumbago (Leadwort)

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  • Common Name: Plumbago (Leadwort)
  • Latin Name: Plumbago spp.
  • Family Name: Plumbaginoideae
Plumbago contains plumbagin, a TOXIC naphthoquinone derivative (oil of plumbago), which can cause severe blistering to the skin, vomiting, and heat sensitivity in humans, so this is one to avoid.

The flower colour is mainly blue but also comes in white and red.
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