- Flower nameAsian jasmine
- Scientific nameTrachelospermum asiaticum
- Aliasマサキノカズラ, 定家葛, 柾葛
- Place of originJapan and the Korean peninsula
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Cemetery & Temple
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Asian jasmine
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.