Gelsemium sempervirens

yellow jesamine, Carolina jasamine

Gelsemiaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: To 25 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Train on a fence or arbor, allow to climb trees. Can be used as a groundcover but does not bloom well with that use.
Availability: Big box stores, Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Mesic to xeric hardwood forests and upland mixed forests, secondary woods, bluffs, floodplains, flatwoods, ruderal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Toxic if eaten. Used in homeopathic medicine.
Other Comments: Blooms in late winter. Fragrant.