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Gelsemium sempervirens (Linnaeus) J. Saint-Hilaire. Carolina Jessamine. Phen: (Jan-) Feb-early May; Sep-Nov. Hab: In a wide range of habitats, from swamp forests to dry uplands and thickets, also commonly planted as an ornamental. Dist: VA, se. TN, and AR south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX; disjunct in Guatemala and Mexico (many states).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Jessamine climbs to the tops of trees.

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl5, FNA, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.1, Mex, NcTx, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Rogers (1986)

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