|Latin Name: Jasminum grandiflorum
Common Names: Jasmine, White Jasmine
British Name: Spanish Jasmine
Jasmine is a climbing, deciduous shrub and has compound, pinnate leaves with 7-9 leaflets, the top of which is the largest. Its fragrant, scented flowers are white, with a rosy or purple hue, arranged in regular, wavy inflorescences. It booms from June to January.
It is native to South Asian countries. In Cyprus it is widely used as an ornamental plant is private and public gardens at a height between 0 – 1000m. Its essential oil is used to produce fragrances.
Text: Department of Forest
Source: Stamps and Philatelic Service, Cyprus Post