Carolina Jessamine – Identification

Note the way this plant’s name is spelled: it’s not “jasmine” but “jessamine”.

It’s a terrific spring-flowering vine often seen on Southern arbors. It’s also spotted along highways, where its habit makes drivers think they’re seeing a yellow-flowering tree.

An unusual use is to plant it at the top or bottom of an eroded clay bank and train it up or down the steep face. Eventually the eroded area will be covered and it will look great each spring.

Carolina jessamine 3 (2)

Carolina jessamine (2)