Sunny yellow blooms on the Carolina Jasmine tell me spring is on its way!
Also known as Carolina Jessamine or Gelsemium sempervirens, this native vine is not invasive and can even be allowed to climb into trees with no harm to the tree.
Blooming late winter through early spring, Carolina Jasmine makes a great groundcover for preventing erosion.
This evergreen vine is not tasty to deer, making it a good choice for the native plant garden.
Although the blooms are not very fragrant, the flower show more than makes up for it.