Jasminum auriculatum is a species of jasmine, in the family Oleaceae. It is found in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Andaman Islands. It is used for decorative purposes and festivals in India. It is commonly called “JUI” or “JUHI”.
Juhi is a beautiful flower with extremely heavy gardenia type scent. This species is not very common though it deserves a special attention. It is a stunning, small climbing bushy plant with simple ovate dark green small leaves and powdery satin white flowers. Leaves are opposite, ashy-velvety, sometimes hairless, simple or trifoliolate.
Lateral leaflets are much smaller, rarely exceeding 4 mm in diameter, the central one up to 3.5 cm long and 1.5 cm broad, ovate, shortly pointed. Nerves are few, lowest oblique. Bracts are linear, 4 mm long. Flowers are fragrant, in many-flowered cymes. Flower-stalks are up to 5 mm long. Calyx 3 mm long, pubescent, teeth minute.
Flowers are white, tube 1.5 cm long, lobes elliptic, up to 8 mm long. Berry is 5 mm in diameter, globose, black. The flower is held sacred to all forms of Goddess Devi and is used as sacred offerings during Hindu religious ceremonies. (Source – Flowers Of India).
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They need full sunlight and have a tendency to bloom in the evening. Add generous quantity of organic compost every month. If you like this post, you may want to check out our Ebook – 50 Flowering Plants for Indian Homes
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