Family: Loganiaceae
Genus: Gelsemium (jel-SEM-ee-um)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz)

Native to Florida, blooming early (despite the cold) in the Florida Panhandle. A familiar site in spring. Vines do not aggressively choke, but do send streamers of chrome yellow up into the treetops.

This was taken in Bayou George, FL (Florida panhandle).

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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

    this is really beautiful May, was it photographed in Florida?

  • May Lattanzio
    May Lattanzioalmost 6 years ago

    Yes – I’m in the panhandle, and I’m thinking it’s growing throughout the southeast and into the Carolinas.

    How do I enter this in the Yellow challenge?

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

    Ok, if you would add the location, I will take it right away May. For the challenge, I don’t know where the yellow challenge is. But go to the group it’s in and click on challenge, and enter the photo. Most groups require that the photo be in the group first, so check that out.

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your LOVELY image is being FEATURED
    in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • May Lattanzio
    May Lattanzioover 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for my feature. I appreciate it so much.

  • cclaude
    cclaudeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, and a lovely flower. Congrats on your feature

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 2 years ago

    ×°×Congratulations on your very wonderful and well deserved feature!!×°×

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