Trachelospermum difforme - (Walter) Pichon
Apocynaceae (Dogbane) Family
The leaves are opposite and similar to those of Carolina Jessamine, but slightly broader, not as thick, and exude a milky sap when crushed. Each leaf is placed opposite another of equal size and structure on a reddish stem. The leaf form is extremely variable, hence the Latin name difforme. Upper leaves are usually lance-like, sharp-pointed and slightly pinched at the tip. Lower leaves are elliptic. The sap that exudes from the leaf and stem is poisonous.
The sterile flowers are creamy-white to yellow with five reflexed petals. The hair-lined funnel is streaked with red.
Although the plant produces fruit in a reddish seed pod (follicle) that is very long and thin, the seeds are sterile and new growth is set from root cuttings or transplants.