Carolina Jessamine, Yellow Jessamine, Evening trumpet, Gelsemium, woodbine
Toxicity to pets
This plant (Gelsemium spp.), commonly found in the southeastern region of North America, is commonly named Carolina or Yellow Jessamine, Evening trumpet, or woodbine. All parts of this trailing vine contain neurotoxins (e.g., alkaloids, gelsemine, and sempervirine). When ingested by pets, it can result in clinical signs of muscle weakness, paralysis, decreased respiratory rate, hypothermia, difficulty swallowing and breathing, vision problems, seizures and death when consumed.
The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.