OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gelsemium rankinii   FAMILY Gelsemiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gelsemium rankinii   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 154-01-002:
Gelsemium rankinii   FAMILY Loganiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Jessamine


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image of Gelsemium rankinii, Swamp Jessamine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gera4_002_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gelsemium rankinii   FAMILY Gelsemiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gelsemium rankinii   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 154-01-002:
Gelsemium rankinii   FAMILY Loganiaceae

 

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599

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC-SC)

Look for it in swamps of blackwater rivers, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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