Common Name: Yellow Jessamine
- Habit: Vine
- Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 15-30′
- Flower: Yellow, Feb
- Fruit: Hanging light brown capsule with paper thin walls containing numerous seeds.
- Fall Color: Evergreen
- Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge, Pine/Juniper Woodlands
Gelsemium sempervirens is a climbing evergreen vine with dark green glossy foliage, and large showy yellow flowers followed by a small red-brown fruit. The foliage turns a yellow to purplish color in winter but persists until new growth sprouts. All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.