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Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Yellow jessamine

Scientific name
Gelsemium sempervirens
Also Known As
Carolina jessamine, Evening trumpetflower, Poor man's rope
Plant Family
Plant Group
Carolina jessamine is a twining, evergreen vine, 10-20 ft. long, which will climb trees, scramble over fences and structures. Also known as Carolina jessamine, Evening trumpetflower, or Poor man's rope, the yellow flowers attract hummingbirds and Spicebush Swallowtail Butterflies.
Identification Hints

Carolina jessamine is a twining, evergreen vine, 10-20 ft. long, which will climb trees, scramble over fences and structures. Also known as Carolina jessamine, Evening trumpetflower, or Poor man's rope, the yellow flowers attract hummingbirds and Spicebush Swallowtail Butterflies.

Did You Know?

Carolina jessamine is the state flower of South Carolina. It's beautiful yellow flowers make it a popular horticultural vine. The genus name is derived, from the chemical gelsemine, which is found in all parts of the plant and is toxic to people as well as bees if consumed.

States
AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA