Yellow Jessamine

“One of the first signs of spring in the southern landscape is the lively yellow of Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium spmervirens), the state flower of South Carolina. This vine, limited in its habitat to the southeastern United States, is prolific and graceful, climbing into shrubs and trees to add welcome spring color.”

 

–Fred Wampler

 

In this scene Wampler presents yellow jessamine and redbud flowers. The showy blossoms of the redbud stretch confidently across the picture plane harmonizing with brilliant vines of yellow jessamine which cascade from above.