Flower Database

Asian jasmine

Basic information
Flower Name
Asian jasmine
Formal Name
Trachelospermum asiaticum
Alias
定家葛, 柾葛
Habitat
Japan and the Korean peninsula
Morph
Evergreen vines and shrubs
Comment
Asian jasmine ( scientific name:Trachelospermum asiaticum) is an evergreen vines and shrubs of the apocynaceae native to Japan and Korea. It makes the white blossom with the sweet smell to the cyme which went out of bows-formed stem ahead a lot to the rainy season from early summer.
The leaf is shiny thick and does egg-formed cover needle form and is available for anti-life. The color of a flower turns into from white to light yellow with progress of the time. A base is form of pipe, and, as for the petal, the tip is divided into 5 valves. Because it is an apocynaceous plant, It cannot be done to flower-flavored tea like a love-in-a-mist because it is toxic because there is a sweet smell to a flower. When legume assigned to matures, It is done a cleavage lengthwise, and, after a flower, by two release a seed with silver cotton wool. Because it is an anemophilous flower, the seed is carried to the wind and spreads. The flower name depends on having bloomed in the grave of Teika Fujiwara who was a poet of Heian period.
Common name:Asian jasmine, scientific name:Trachelospermum asiaticum, aka: Masaki vine,Asiatic jasmine, Yellow star jasmine, origin: Japan, Korean peninsula height: 5-10 m, Corolla diameter: 2 cm, flower color: white → pale yellow (time) and flowering period: May-June.
Detailed information
Order
Gentianales
Family
Apocynaceae
Genus
Trachelospermum
Species
T. asiaticum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
High cup
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Plain/fleet Graveyard、Temple Garden
Color
Cream, White
Season
May Jun
Height
500  ~ 1000  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~ 3