Common Name: Desert Rose
Scientific Name: Adenium species
Origin: Arabian Peninsula and east Africa
Bloom time: March - September
There are five species of Adenium, a flowering plant native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. All are toxic, and one species, A. obesum, is used to make a powerful arrow poison for hunting large game. It's also cultivated as a houseplant in temperate regions, appreciated for its colorful flowers and useful applications for bonsai.