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Gelsemium rankinii

Swamp Jessamine, Rankin's Trumpetflower

Scientific Name:

Gelsemium rankinii

Genus:

Gelsemium

Species Epithet:

rankinii

Common Name:

Swamp Jessamine, Rankin's Trumpetflower

Plant Type

Woody Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Gelsemiaceae (Jessamine Family)

Native/Alien:

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Swamps of blackwater rivers, restricted in NC to the se. corner of the state, most notably the swamps of the Waccamaw and Black rivers. Uncommon in NC coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

all parts of the plant are poisonous, NC Special concern species

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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