Gelsemium

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gelsemium

(dʒɛlˈsiːmɪəm)
n, pl -miums or -mia (-mɪə)
1. (Plants) any climbing shrub of the loganiaceous genus Gelsemium, of SE Asia and North America, esp the yellow jasmine, having fragrant yellow flowers
2. (Pharmacology) the powdered root of the yellow jasmine, formerly used as a sedative
[C19: New Latin, from Italian gelsomino jasmine]
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Noun1.gelsemium - evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern AsiaGelsemium - evergreen twining shrubs of Americas and southeastern Asia
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Loganiaceae, Loganiaceae - a dicotyledonous family of plants of order Gentianales
Carolina jasmine, evening trumpet flower, Gelsemium sempervirens, yellow jasmine, yellow jessamine - poisonous woody evergreen vine of southeastern United States having fragrant yellow funnel-shaped flowers
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The true Jasmine is primarily a bushy or a climbing vine and is non-poisonous with oval, shiny leaves and tubular, waxy-white flowers while the false Jasmine is considered too poisonous for human consumption.
According to horticulture experts, mainly two types of Jasmine bloom here which is called True and False Jasmine and these are differentiated with the fragrance which the plants release.