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Gelsemium rankinii

Gelsemium rankinii Small

Swamp jessamine, Rankin's trumpetflower, Rankin's jessamine, Swamp yellow jasmine

Loganiaceae (Pinkroot Family)

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USDA Symbol: gera4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Visually similar to Gelsemium sempervirens, Carolina Jessamine, but tolerates flooding better.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Texture: Waxy
Leaf: Glossy dark green
Flower: Flowers 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Petals 5
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC
Native Habitat: Seasonally flooding bottomlands, swamps

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Very acidic, rich, moist
Conditions Comments: Must have moist to wet soil

Benefit

Use Ornamental: A high-climbing vine very similar in appearance to Carolina Jessamine, but ideal for very moist areas.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Gelsemium rankinii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gelsemium rankinii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gelsemium rankinii

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Record Last Modified: 2013-09-08
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