Similar to Lonicera japonica Thunb.
Yellow jasmine or Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) may be confused with Japanese honeysuckle. Carolina jessamine has thinner leaves and hairless stems. It is semi-evergreen and has lovely dark green, glossy foliage. The showy clusters of flowers in early spring are bright yellow and very fragrant. Carolina jessamine is a great landscape alternative to Lonicera japonica.