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Jasminum officinale (poet's jasmine)

Synonyms: Jasminum affine; Jasminum officinale f. affine; Jasminum officinale f. aureovariegatum; Jasminum officinale var. acutum; Jasminum officinale var. affine; Jasminum officinale var. argenteovariegatum; Jasminum officinale var. aureovariegatum; Jasminum officinale var. aureum; Jasminum officinale var. bosphoricum; Jasminum officinale var. piliferum; Jasminum officinale var. pumilum; Jasminum officinale var. tenuifolium; Jasminum officinale var. tibeticum; Jasminum viminale; Jasminum vulgatius

Wikipedia Abstract

Jasminum officinale, known as the common jasmine or just jasmine, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Caucasus, northern Iran, Afghanistan, the Himalayas and western China. It is also known as poet's jasmine or jessamine, and is particularly valued by gardeners throughout the temperate world for the intense fragrance of its flowers in summer.
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Height [2]  33 feet (10 m)
Width [2]  33 feet (10 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Scent [2]  The flowers are very fragrant with a delicious aroma.
Structure [2]  Vine
Usage [2]  An essential oil from the flowers is used in perfumery; The flowers are picked soon after opening each morning and used fresh for oil extraction;
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Emblem of



Acherontia atropos (Death's-head hawk moth)[4]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[5]
Caloptilia syringella <Unverified Name>[4]
Ganisa postica[6]
Parlatoria oleae (olive parlatoria scale)[5]
Pseudococcus concavocerarii[5]


Caribbean; North America;



Species recognized by Govaerts R., 2014-09-05, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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