pinwheel flower


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Noun1.pinwheel flower - tropical shrub having glossy foliage and fragrant nocturnal flowers with crimped or wavy corollas; northern India to Thailand
genus Tabernaemontana, Tabernaemontana - evergreen tropical trees and shrubs with milky sap
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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It will cover itself with purple pinwheel flowers and lush foliage for a period of months and then, as you describe, turn pale green and lose its beauty.
Set designer Debby Lee Coben dresses the stage first with fragments of Greek columns, then renders a heaven out of cheap disposables: pop bottle leaves on spindly trees, plastic vines and pinwheel flowers adorning a chain-link fence footlighted by gallon-jug lamps.
Aided by shoot terminals, it can climb higher than 20 feet and is a generous producer of white, fragrant, pinwheel flowers in late spring and early summer.