Swan plant, narrow leaf cotton bush
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
Semi-woody short-lived shrub withalmost glabrous opposite leaves; all green parts excude a milky poisonous latex when broken. Pods (actually follicles) inflated, soft-bristly and ‘swan-shaped’, packed with black seeds each bearing a white coma (‘parachute’).
The tissues are full of a poisonous white milky latex making all parts of the plant toxic including the bladder-like fruits.