Yellow Jessamine
Gelsemium sempervirens (L.) Ait. (Loganiaceae)

Common Names
Yellow jessamine, Carolina jessamine, evening trumpet flower, false jasmine, false jessamine, gelsemium, jasmine, wild jasmine, wild jessamine, woodbine, yellow jasmine root.

A perennial vine with horizontal, branched, cylindrical rootstock. Leaves are short-stalked, lanceolate, aromatic, and evergreen, with smooth margins. Flowers are showy, fragrant, and tubular.

Flowering Period
March to May.

Thickets, roadsides, fence rows, dry and damp woods, and sandy areas.

Roots and rhizomes just after flowering in fall.

This is a very poisonous plant. Preparations made from the roots and rhizomes have been used as central nervous-system depressants, febrifuge, anodyne, and antispasmodic.

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