Jasminum angulare

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Jasminum angulare
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Jasminum
Species: J. angulare
Binomial name
Jasminum angulare
Vahl.

Jasminum angulare, the wild jasmine or angular jasmine, is a species of flowering plant in the family Oleaceae that is indigenous to South Africa.

This scrambling evergreen shrub can be grown in the sun or semi-shade. It has pinnate leaves and masses of white, strongly-scented, star-shaped flowers which attract a variety of birds. This is one of around 10 species of jasmine that naturally occur in South Africa[1][2]

It does not tolerate being frozen, so in temperate regions it is best grown under glass, in an unheated greenhouse or conservatory. In the UK it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://indigenousplantfair.org.za/html/climbers.html
  2. ^ http://www.plantzafrica.com/planthij/jasminmulti.htm
  3. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Jasminum angulare". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 56. Retrieved 14 March 2018.