Gelsemium sempervirens

Yellow jessamine

Native to Florida

Species Overview

TOXIC TO LIVESTOCK – See Poisonous Pasture Plants of Florida (UF-IFAS Bookstore Pub SP 457) by B.A. Sellers and J.A. Ferrell. 2010. 

Yellow jessamine is frequently found growing in flatwoods and hammocks from the northern counties of Florida south to the central peninsula. It blooms in winter through spring. There are two species of Gelsemium in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). Yellow jessamine is found in the southeast U.S. (Kartesz, 1999).

View the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.

Species Characteristics