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need yellow blooming vine id

Posted by quiltingfox 8 LA (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 30, 09 at 16:33

Found a wild vine growing at the back of the property. I am in zone 8 central LA. I has small, yellow, trumpet-shaped, 1 inch long, blooms and it has leaves that are about 2 inches long, about a 1/4 inch wide and it has a point at the end of it. It's not honeysuckle, which is not in bloom yet here, so I am stumped as to what it could be. It did not have scent to.? I don't have a pic yet. Hoping someone knows what this vine is.

Best to you and thanks,
quiltingfox


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RE: need yellow blooming vine id

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jan 30, 09 at 19:10

it sounds like Gelsemium rankinii, swamp jessamine. If it was fragrant, I would have guessed the much more common Gelsemium sempervirens, Carolina Jessamine. They look nearly identical, but one is fragrant and the other is not.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gelsemium rankinii, swamp jessamine


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RE: need yellow blooming vine id

Thank you bunches. :-) It had no noticeable scent and I went to the link you posted. It looks like the swamp jessamine. I tranplanted 4 cuttings to a flowerbed near a tree closer to the house so I am hoping it roots easily. I put a metal rod in the ground for it to grow on that's about 3.5 ft above ground.

Best to you and many thanks,
quiltingfox


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RE: need yellow blooming vine id

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 31, 09 at 12:47

You're very welcome, quiltingfox. -I hope your cuttings take and do well for you. It would be lovely to have such a nice, uncommon native plant in the garden!


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