Gelsemium sempervirens

yellow jesamine, Carolina jasamine


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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


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:
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam


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Birds attracted to the fruits include warblers, grosbeaks, cardinals, mockinbirds, titmice, chickadees, and thrashers. Hummingbirds are among the pollinators.
Native Habitats: Mesic to xeric hardwood forests and upland mixed forests, secondary woods, bluffs, floodplains, flatwoods, ruderal.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Toxic if eaten. Used in homeopathic medicine.

Other Comments:

Blooms in late winter. Fragrant.