Botanical Name: Jasminum grandiflorum
Harvest: June to December
A large, nearly glabrous, suberect, twining evergreen shrub. The branches are ribbed. The leaves are imparipinnately compound, with opposite, terminal leaflets. The flowers are very fragrant, while tinged with pink on the outside. The plant has a life of 8-15 years. The peak yield is from the fifth year onwards. This shrub is cultivated throughout India. A bulk of the harvested flowers are used as such in garlands, chaplets and decoritive bunches for religious offerings.