White Jasmine profile

Written by Maggie

Jan 13 2021

White Jasmine profile

White Jasmine is the winding woody vine, distributed in Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan valley, shrub or open forest. It can be used as a traditional Chinese medicine with the function of regulating qi, invigorate the circulation; White Jasmine has the effect of clearing heat and dispersing knot, mainly treating chest, flank, epigastric distension pain, blood stagnation dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, testicular swelling and pain, lymphatic tuberculosis.

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White Jasmine

White Jasmine morphological feature

morphology is a twining woody lianas, 1-10m high. Branchlets are terete or angulate. Opposite leaves, pinnately lobed or pinnately compound leaves, 5-7 leaflets; Petiole is 0.4-2cm long; Terminal leaflets are usually much larger than lateral leaflets, lanceolate or ovate, 2.5 -- 9.5cm long, 1 -- 3.5cm wide, apex acute to caudate-acuminate, base cuneate or rounded, petioles 0-2cm long, lateral leaflets ovate or oblate, 1.5 -- 8.4cm long, 1 -- 2.7cm wide; Leaf blade is with 3 obvious basal veins. The inflorescence is racemes or panicles terminal or axillary; Bracts are conical, 1-6mm long; Pedicels are 0.5-2.5cm long; The flowers are very fragrant; The calyx is glabrous or puberulent, calyx tube 1 -- 2mm long, lobes 5, triangular or cone-linear, about as long as calyx tube; Corolla buds are red on the outside and white when open. Corolla tubes are slender, 1.3 -- 2.5cm long, with 5 lobes, oblong or narrowly ovate. Style is abnormally long. The fruit is subglobose, 0.6-1.1cm in diameter, black. Flowering period is from February to August, fruiting in November.

Origin and habitat of White Jasmine

morphology is produced in Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces of China. White Jasmine grows in a healthy valley, shrub, sparse forest, 1400-3 000 meters above sea level. Model specimens were collected from Dapingzi, Heqing, Yunnan. 

White Jasmine

White Jasmine growth habit

White Jasmine likes warm and humid and sunny environments, suitable for water growth. It requires moist air, fertile soil and good drainage. White Jasmine is fear of cold and drought, not resistant to wet, waterlogged and alkaline soil. In spring, summer and autumn it should be watered regularly to keep the soil moist, and when the air is dry it should be sprayed on the plants, and putrid fertilizer should be applied once a month.

The main value of White Jasmine

White Jasmine can be used as medicine.

White Jasmine has flexible branches and tendrils, simple and elegant leaves and fragrant flowers, which have a good decorative effect. Whether planted next to a fence or on the side of a rockery, every time the flowers bloom, there will be a burst of fragrance, so that the environment appears more attractive.

White Jasmine