Confederate Jasmine
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Apocynaceae (Dogbane) Family

Confederate Jasmine is considered a persistent garden plant but it is known to escape the domestic landscape and frequent thickets and seepage areas. In some locations Confederate Jasmine is also known as Star Jasmine.

Plant is a climbing, aromatic vine; perennial; semi-woody and tropical with milky sap. Preferred habitat is thickets, moist embankments, seepage areas, margin of swamps and ponds. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite, egg-shaped, no teeth and no lobes; rubbery and thick; about one inch long; one whole part; pointed tip and slightly folded along the midvein.

Flowers are showy petals fused into a short tube; funnel shaped and rotate like a wheel; white; petal margins are sometimes wavy and the entire petal is twisted and slightly lobed at the tip. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Confederate Jasmine came to this country from the West Indies, Mexico and South America.

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