YELLOW JESSAMINE; CAROLINA JESSAMINE; EVENING TRUMPETFLOWER (Gelsemium sempervirens)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: YELLOW JESSAMINE; CAROLINA JESSAMINE; EVENING TRUMPETFLOWER (Gelsemium sempervirens)

Gelsemium sempervirens is a pretty vine, but caveats apply since all parts of this plant are poisonous. The sap may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Native alternative to Jasmine. Shown above is a bud just appearing.

Learn: http://www.floridata.com/ref/g/gelsem.cfm

Native American Ethnobotany: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Gelsemium+sempervirens

Herbal info: http://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/ellingwood/gelsemium.html

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