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

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

NOTE: All parts TOXIC!

twining evergreen vine.

Learn: http://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/all/gelsemium-sempervirens/

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=gelsemium+sempervirens

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=874

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

Per: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-455-GELSEMIUM.aspx?activeIngredientId=455&activeIngredientName=GELSEMIUM

“Despite serious safety concerns, the root and underground stem (rhizome) of gelsemium are used to make medicine. Gelsemium
is used as a painkiller for migraineheadaches and for face pain (trigeminal neuralgia) caused by certain facial nerves. It is
also used for asthma and other breathing problems.”
“Gelsemium is UNSAFE. All parts of the plant are very poisonous. Even small amounts can cause serious toxicity, including death. Symptoms of poisoning include headache, vision problems, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, muscle problems, seizures, breathing problems, slowing of the heart, and others.”
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