Plant Features: Yellow Jessamine

Yellow Jessamine (yellow jasmin) Gelsemium sempervirensis a high-climbing, woody vine. Yellow Jessamine has fragrant yellow clusters of flowers that bloom from December till March. Yellow jessamine is a native plant of the southeastern United States.

Yellow Jessamine is often used for landscapeing. The leaves are simple, opposite and lanceolate with a dark green surface. They are generally 1 to 2 inches long and about 1/2 an inch wide, with a long tapered tip. All parts of this plant are extremely poisonous to livestock but deer browse on it readily.