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Jacksonville, FL

January 27, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9399286

We bought our house in April 2012 and started to tear this plant out. It's in a weird location and it was clinging to a y shaped trellis. It didn't bloom all spring or summer and into the fall. This month about two weeks ago it started blooming. The blooms smell really sweet. It is full of flowers and looks like it has a lot more coming.

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Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2013
2:12 PM

Post #9399288

Gelsemium sempervirens aka Carolina yellow jasmine.
Jacksonville, FL

January 27, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9399291

Thanks Kay!
I knew it smelled like Jasmine. I've never seen these before tho'. Now I want more of these.
San Francisco, CA

January 27, 2013
2:45 PM

Post #9399320

This plant is toxic to bees; I do not reccomend planting it for this reason. See my comments in the PlantFiles :
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2013
3:02 PM

Post #9399335

While not necessarily grown as crops, I found this list of plants that are harmful to bees:

Summer Ti Ti...(produces "purple brood")
Yellow Jessamine/ Gelsemium Sempervirens/ Carolina Jasmine/ Evening Trumpetflower/ Woodbine (toxic to honeybees, causes brood death)
Star Lily/Deathcamus Zigadenus genus of plants (pollen is poisonous to bees)
Heliconia genus -- false bird of paradise (toxic to bees)
Spathodea Tree/ Fountain Tree/ Africa Tulip Tree/ Flame-of-the-Forest/ Nandi Flame
Balsa Tree (toxic to bees)
Aesculus Californica/ California Buckeye/ California Horse-chestnut (toxic pollen and nectar)
Neottica Orchid (toxic to bees)
Rhododendrum Ponticum/ Azalea Pontica/ Common Rhododendron (produces honey toxic to humans)
Andromeda Polifolia/ Bog Rosemary (honey that paralyses limbs)
Mountain Laurel/ Kalmia Latifolia/ Spoonwood/Calico Bush/ (honey toxic to humans)

Sheep Laurel (honey toxic to humans)
Azaleas (honey toxic to humans)
Wharangi Bush/ Melicope/ Corkwood/ Doughwood/ Alani (honey fatally toxic to humans)
Datura (honey toxic to humans)
Belladonna/ Deadly Nightshade/ Amaryllis (toxic honey)
Henbane/Stinking Nightshade (toxic honey)
Serjania Lethalis (from Brazil; (toxic honey)
Tutu bushes/ Coriaria Arborea --found in New Zealand --(toxic honey)
Vine Hopper Insect (feeds on Tutu bushes) -- in New Zealand --(toxic honey)
Oleander (toxic honey)


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San Francisco, CA

January 27, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9399370

Thamks Kay
I was not aware of some of those. Bees need all the help we can give them at this point.
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2013
3:40 PM

Post #9399372

Florida is the capitol of Oleanders!

Heliconia grows in nearly every yard.

Rhodies and Azaleas are in everyone's yard.

Nightshade grows wild here.

I had NO IDEA, either, Vesta - WOW is right!

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