The state flower of South Carolina is Gelsemium sempervirens (jel-SEM-ee-um sem-per-VY-renz) an attractive perennial vine whose name translates to “evergreen jasmine.” However, it is not a true jasmine (sometimes spelled
Trachelospermum jasminoides (tray-key-low-SPER-mum, jaz-min-OY-deez) is considered a liana plant. This is the term applied to plants which scramble vertically up other plants or intentional supports to attain more sunlight. This
Jasminum Nudiflorum [JAZ-mih-num, noo-dee-FLOR-um] is a deciduous, slender shrub native to Northern China. However, it has been naturalized and widely cultivated in France and some parts of the United States.
The Jasminum polyanthum [jaz-MIN-ee-uh pol-ee-ANTH-um] is a climbing shrub that produces fragrant white blooms. It’s a semi-deciduous evergreen vine (in some locations) native to Burma and China and suitable for
Jasminum grandiflorum [JAZ-mih-num gran-dih-FLOR-um] is a deciduous shrub, best suited for outdoor use. Jasminum are found throughout Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Many assume Jasminum grandiflorum with the common name