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Gelsemium sempervirens - (L.)J.St.Hil.
                 
Common Name False Jasmine, Yellow Jessamine, Evening Trumpetflower, Carolina Jasmine
Family Loganiaceae
USDA hardiness 7-9
Known Hazards All parts of the plant usually contain toxic alkaloids[200]. Eating just one flower has reportedly been lethal to children[207, 222]. The plant can also cause skin allergies in some people and it is possible that the plant toxins can be absorbed through the skin, especially if there are cuts[238].
Habitats Along sea coasts[166] in dry to wet woods, thickets and sands[43].
Range South-eastern N. America - Florida to Texas and north to Arkansas and S. Virginia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early spring, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer, Mid spring. Form: Prostrate, Variable height, Variable spread.

Gelsemium sempervirens False Jasmine, Yellow Jessamine, Evening Trumpetflower, Carolina Jasmine


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Gelsemium sempervirens False Jasmine, Yellow Jessamine, Evening Trumpetflower, Carolina Jasmine
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Physical Characteristics
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Gelsemium sempervirens is an evergreen Climber growing to 3 m (9ft 10in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from May to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
G. nitidum.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Analgesic;  Antispasmodic;  Diaphoretic;  Febrifuge;  Homeopathy;  Hypnotic;  Mydriatic;  Nervine;  
Sedative;  Vasodilator.

The roots are analgesic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, hypnotic, mydriatic, nervine, sedative and vasodilator[46, 165, 192, 222, 238]. A powerful depressant of the central nervous system, deadening pain and reducing spasms[222]. It is said to suspend and hold in check muscular irritability and nervous excitement with more force and power than any known remedy. Whilst it relaxes the muscles, it also relieves all sense of pain[4]. It is used internally in the treatment of neuralgia, migraine, sciatica, toothache, severe pain (especially in terminal illnesses or accidents) and meningitis[238]. Externally it has been used as a folk remedy for cancer[222]. The root is best harvested in the autumn and dried carefully for later use[4]. Extreme care is advised with the use of this plant, it should only be used under the supervision of a qualified practitioner[238]. Excessive doses cause respiratory depression, giddiness, double vision and death[238]. It should not be prescribed for patients with heart disease, hypotension or myasthenia gravis[238]. See also the notes above on toxicity. The fresh root is used to make a homeopathic remedy[232]. It is used in the treatment of a variety of complaints, including fevers, flu and headaches[232].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Arbor, Container, Woodland garden. Succeeds in most soils[182]. Requires a warm sheltered position in full sun or light shade in a well-drained moisture retentive moderately fertile soil[200]. Rich soils discourage flowering by encouraging excessive growth[200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, succeeding outdoors only in the mildest areas of the country and even then usually requiring the protection of a wall[166, 182]. Plants can tolerate temperatures down to about -10°c if the wood has been thoroughly ripened[200]. A very ornamental plant, the flowers are sweetly fragrant[222] emitting a honey-like aroma[245]. This species is the state flower of South Carolina[238]. A climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around other plants and often ascending to the tops of lofty trees in its native habitat[4]. Special Features:Attracts birds, North American native, All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Wetlands plant, Extended bloom season in Zones 9A and above, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow on in the greenhouse until plants are at least two years old. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer and give them some protection from winter cold for at least their next winter. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200].

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