Carolina Jessamine: Beautiful but deadly

Also known as Carolina Jasmine, the Carolina Jessamine vine has beautiful, sweetly scented yellow blooms and will flourish in a variety of conditions. However, all parts of the plant are poisonous to humans if ingested, and deer and rabbits will not eat it. The sap also may cause skin irritation. This beautiful vine can be…

In Dad’s garden: Carolina Jasmine

My 90-year-old father has lovely flowers in his garden although he didn’t plant them himself, and he doesn’t really tend them. They just grow and bloom, and we enjoy them. His Carolina Jasmine is one of my favorites. Also known as Carolina Jessamine, it technically is considered to be a native wildflower. The fragrant trumpet-shaped…