Native to the Southeastern United States, Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a large vine for the landscapes. Admired for its aromatic canary-yellow flowers, this variety offers a real spectacle from February to May.

Jessamine Flowers

Jessamine is a twisted vine of the Gelsemiaceae family. The genus includes three species of shrubs to twining or straggling climbers. Two (2) species[1] are native to North America and one to Southeast Asia and China.

Gelsemium Sempervirens

It has several common names, including Jasmine or yellow jasmine, Woodbine, gelsemium, and evening trumpet flower.

Jessamine Flower

Jessamine grows 20 ft or more when cultivated as a vine. The fragrant, golden yellow flowers cover the finely structured cascading foliage from February through April.

The trumpet-shaped flowers are 5-lobed, 1-1½ inches long, and attractive to butterflies and bumble bees. The glossy evergreen leaves are 1-3 inches long on vines 10-20 feet tall.

Suggested Reading: Types of Flowers List

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Key References
  • [1]“Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jasmine, Carolina Jessamine, Carolina Yellow Jessamine, Yellow Jessamine) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox”. Accessed November 20, 2021. Link.


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