Oleanders from Morocco

 

Wild oleanders from the river bed of the Todra River in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Collected at the beginning of March 2014 in the Todra Canyon, ca. 1500 meters (almost 4,900 feet) above sea level. Unfortunately, they haven’t bloomed yet, but presumably the blossoms are single pink.

14 days earlier, still in February, the road was closed because of the snow.

 

Todra Canyon
Todra Canyon
Oleanders in the river bed
Oleanders in the river bed

Collection of cuttings
Collection of cuttings

 

The Moroccan landscape

 

Morocco is a native habitat for the oleander, that is, one of the regions where it occurs in the wild: in alpine river valleys – here, in the High Atlas Mountains.

 

High Atlas
High Atlas
An oasis town
An oasis town

Oleanders growing in the wild . .
Oleanders growing in the wild . .
. . in the river valleys
. . in the river valleys