Family:
Solanaceae
Toxins:
alkaloids
Flower Color:
  • flower color
  • flower color
  • flower color
Found:
gardens, roadsides, fields, wasteareas

Time of Greatest Risk

JFMAMJJASOND

Geographical Distribution

Night blooming jassamine distribution - United States

Related Species

Night Blooming Jassamine

Cestrum nocturnum

Lady Of The Night, Chinese Inkberry, Night Blooming Cestrum, Lilas De Nuit
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Night blooming jassamine (Cestrum nocturnum) is a single or multi-stemmed evergreen shrub or small tree. It is native to the West Indies but was introduced as an ornamental in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. It blooms fragrant, greenish-white to yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers in stalked clusters. It smooth-edged ovate leaves and produces globose, black berries. C. nocturnum is considered an invasive plant in many regions, where it has escaped cultivation and now actively forms dense thickets in the wild.

Toxic components
C. nocturnum leaves contain atropine-like anti-cholinergic alkaloids. Anticholinergic alkaloids can cause dysphagia and dysphonia, tachycardia, and urinary retention.