This time of the year, I always stop and admire the jasmine vines covering the fence in front of a neighbors’ house. The blooms are so glorious in the sun (yesterday, not today, I admit).

Most people from around here call this yellow or Carolina jasmine, and sometimes pronounce the latter jess-ah-min, so it has the alternate spelling jessamine. I did not know how toxic the plant is until I read that Wikipedia entry….

* Pitiful reference to the line: Why is the sky Carolina blue?

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  1. jcb says:

    Just for reference, in web format, News 14 Carolina’s Carolina blue is #4A82BF! (Their red (leveraged off the NC State Univ colors) is #961127, and their dark blue (leveraged off of the Duke colors) is #171783.