Gelsemium sempervirens (L.) W.T. Aiton - Carolina Jessamine
Family - Loganiaceae
Flowering - February - May.
Habitat - Thickets, fence rows, woodlands, pine forests, roadsides.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its vining habit, opposite, lanceolate leaves, and big yellow flowers. There are few vines in Alabama that have opposite leaves. There are fewer still that have simple, opposite leaves (most have compound leaves).
Photographs taken off Hwy 29, Pike County, AL., 2-26-05.