Water Jasmine

Wrightia rerigiosa

  • Water Jasmine
  • Water Jasmine
  • Water Jasmine
  • Water Jasmine
  • Flower name
    Water Jasmine
  • Scientific name
    Wrightia rerigiosa
  • AliasWater Jasmine, Wild Water Plum, Sacred Buddhist, ライティア・レリギオサ
  • Place of originThailand to Vietnam
  • Place of floweringOverseas, Cemetery & Temple
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October

What is Water Jasmine

Water Jasmine(scientific name: Wrightia rerigiosa) is a deciduous shrub of the family Apocynaceae, native to Thailand-Vietnam. The leaves are sharp and pointed. A long flower pattern is stretched from the leaf bud and white flowers are drooped. The flower has a cylindrical shape and the tip splits 5 times. The flowers have jasmine intent. Locally, it is planted in temples as an auspicious plant, and is used in topiaries because it is resistant to cutting. Because it has a good fragrance, it is used for garden trees and bonsai as an incense tree. The leaves become a blue dye.


  • Order
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Apocynaceae
  • Genus
    Wrightia
  • Species
    W. rerigiosa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typedeciduous shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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