Gelsemium sempervirens Ait.
Family: Gelsemiaceae
[Bignonia sempervirens L.,  more]
Gelsemium sempervirens image
Climbing to 5 m; lvs lanceolate, 4-7 נ1-2 cm, on petioles 3-8 mm; pedicels 3-5 mm, bearing 2 or more pairs of scale-like bracts; cor 2-3 cm; fr oblong or elliptic, 1.5-2 cm, short-beaked; 2n=16. Woods and thickets; se. Va. to Tenn. and Ark., s. to Fla. and Mex. Apr. All parts of the plant contain poisonous alkaloids.

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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