Blue Jasmine: FOTD Jan 17, 2022

For Cee’s FOTD

6 thoughts on “Blue Jasmine: FOTD Jan 17, 2022


    I must admit that I have never seen “Blue Jasmine”~! I do have the yellow “Carolina Jasmine” which is beautiful and grows on heavy vines, way up high in my live oak trees. And I have the white “Night Jasmine” which likes to climb the rocks near my waterfall, but some people do not like it, due to its night aroma. (But I do; because it helps me sleep). However, as to the blue flower you show, it looks a lot like my “Plumbago” which is rather common in my yard and is not a vine as I thought Jasmine usually is. Maybe I can make out like it is Jasmine~?

    I have pictures but do not know how to post them in a reply.

    So out of curiosity I went looking it up, and found out that Cape Leadwort (common name for Plumbago Auriculata) is (sometimes) called “Blue Jasmine” I always called it Plumbago so I am too old to find a new name for it now. I have never heard anyone call it “Cape Leadwart” either, so do not know WHERE they call it that; maybe someone else knows and will help me clear my mind~!. So many plants and flowers have different colloquial names in relation to where they are grown. My sister and I always argued about several; one being what she called “purple heart” and I knew what was growing all over my place was Turks Cap, (don’t even look alike except in color). I also have purple heart and love that beautiful drooping flower while Turks Cap stands proud. Another was what she called the “Moon Flower” which I always insist is the common “Datura stramonium”, also called “Jimson Weed” in Louisiana and it is very poisonous. My argument is that it is dangerous, though commonly grown in many yards for its large white night blooms. A kid could get very ill dealing with it.


    1. Anonymous

      I just noticed that I called a flower that is “bleeding heart”, by the name of Purple Heart, which it is not~! Purpleheart is still another flower that I like~! It is a rather small spiderwort, sometimes called trillium.


    2. lifelessons Post author

      Datura seeds were also used as a drug in the seventies. (Not by me.) Don’t know if they smoked it or chewed it. Did know about jimson weed but didn’t know they were the same. I’ve heard of Plumbago. Strangely enough I’m very allergic to night-blooming jasmine and had it all ripped out, but the blue is very different so didn’t know it was jasmine. Perhaps it isn’t and it is just called that. Someone told me it was blue jasmine when I published a photo and I looked it up and saw that it was.. but may must be a common name like some call orange thunbergia “Black-Eyed Susan” because the flower is similar. Phew..So much for nomenclature.

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