Now we would like to speak about Jasmines, we love the fragrances and aroma. It is an amazing group of roughly 200 species from the Jasminum genus, a sizable number of which are cultivated for ornamental landscape use. Do you know that Jasmine is sometimes confused by other plants that are not actually true jasmines? The star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), is usually known as star jasmine or confederate jasmine, which is actually a relative of oleander is a good example.

The true Jasmine

The group includes many flowering shrubs and vines, both deciduous and evergreen. The main appeal of the jasmines is their glossy green leaves and fragrant white or yellow flowers. Also is important to mention the jasminum genus falls within the Oleaceae family, which also includes olives, as well as plants such as border forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia), common lilac (Syringa vulgaris), and fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus).

Tips for Jasmine Essential Oil:

Different types of jasmine oils are produced with different species of jasmine flowers. The type of oil that is extracted depends on climate and soil of the area where the specific species of jasmine is grown. There are four main species of the jasmine plant that are used to make the oil out of them. Following is the species, their properties, and their oil types:

  • Jasminum Oficinale

  • Jasminum Grandiflorum

  • Jasminum Sambac

Interesting Facts about False Jasmines

There is plant often known as false jasmine, yellow jasmine, or evening trumpet flower (Gelsemium sempervirens), which is a common garden specimen notably toxic. This is climbing plant, which has yellow flowers and resembles climbing forms of jasmine but contains strychnine-related alkaloids that can cause effects ranging from skin irritation to convulsions and death.

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