Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina or Yellow Jessamine)

Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jessamine) close-up. Photo © Mary Free

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

The fragrant yellow bells of Carolina Jessamine are a sure sign of spring. A profusion of flowers appear for several months, and the glossy, oval leaves remain attractive all year. This native is at home from Guatemala north to the southeastern United States.* It is South Carolina’s state flower.

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Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets

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