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Carolina Jasmine or Jessamine:Gelsemium sempervirens
   
Family: Logania;Loganiaceae
Hardiness: Zones 7a to 9b
Plant: Perennial, Size: Large vine woody evergreen .
Flower: Yellow clusters
Bloom Period: February-April
Soil: Adaptable
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Water: Drought tolerant
Planting: Cuttings or rooted runners
   
NATIVE DISTRIBUTION: Moist sandy soils and open woods, Central to East Texas to Florida and Virginia.
This vine puts on a magnificent show early in the spring when hardly anything else is blooming. The bell-like flowers almost cover the plant with yellow and they also have a lovely scent. It is very easy to grow and does well in the Texas heat so it is a must have.