Jasminum polyanthum

Jasminum polyanthum

Flower

(Star jasmine)

FAMILY

Oleaceae

Species

Jasminum polyanthum

Common name

Star jasmine

Flower colour; life form

White; vine

Campus

Townsville

Description

This vine with white, perfumed flowers is growing over the wall at Biological Sciences. The opposite leaves vary from being compound leaves with about 4 pairs of leaflets to simple leaves that are not divided. The flowers have a long thin tube (about 2 cm long) and the 5 lobes of the corolla are spreading, the 5 prongs of the calyx remain erect even after flowering. Flowering October through to January.

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