Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in a wide range of habitats, from swamp forests to dry uplands & thickets, also commonly planted as an oramental, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gelsemium sempervirens   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 154-01-001:
Gelsemium sempervirens   FAMILY Loganiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Jessamine, Yellow Jessamine