Yellow Jasmine, also called Carolina Jasmine is common in the south. Easy to grow and a hardy plant, you will often see it vining around mailboxes, fences, or a trellis. I have found that it grows in sun or part shade.
(Interesting fact)...Yellow jessamine has been used by herbalists to treat eye ailments and as natural, perfumed hair oil. The essential oils of the plant are extracted for use in the perfume industry, since the pleasant odor is difficult to reproduce synthetically.
All parts of this plant are extremely poisonous if eaten; however, the bright yellow spring blossoms are a source of nectar for butterflies.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The pretty Yellow Jasmine vine is in full bloom around our front door. The sweet fragrance gives a warm welcome.