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Jasminum polyanthum

English name: Pink jasmine

Latin name: Jasminum polyanthum

Family: Oleaceae - Oleaceae

Origin: China

The multi-flower jasmine is an evergreen twining climbing plant. It produces a significant number of pink and white buds, which appear in late winter and early spring. The five-petalled flowers are white, about 2 cm. in diameter and fragrant. Each leaf is a compound consisting of five to seven leaflets, dark green on the upper surface and light green on the underside. The terminal leaflet is markedly larger than the others. This species exhibits fast and robust growth: the stems will reach six metres in length if they are supported. The species has become naturalized in Australia and New Zealand, where it is considered invasive.

Jasminum polyanthum