One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ornamental climbing shrub with fragrant yellow flowers, native to the south-eastern US. Its rhizome yields the drug gelsemium.
Gelsemium sempervirens, family Loganiaceae
- ‘She also wanted to keep the silver and gold euonymus and yellow jasmine that grow by the front door, and a vigorous Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’.’
- ‘There were lots of white Madonna lilies, fields and fields of them, and frangipani, and frangrant yellow jasmines, and gardenias - all highly scented flowers.’
- ‘Right now it is a cascade of yellow, covered with our yellow jasmine in bloom.’
- ‘As far as what kind it is… I think the builder's landscaper said it was yellow jasmine, but I'd be lying if I told you that was the actual name of it.’
- ‘It was the time of wistarias and wild white lilies, of the last yellow jasmines and the first Cherokee roses.’
- ‘There, in Laguna Beach, I saw hibiscus hedges eight feet tall, with solid masses of large red and pink flowers, and sprawling banks of white and yellow jasmine.’
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