cape jasmine

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Related to cape jasmine: Gardenia jasminoides

Cape jasmine


[After the Cape ofGood Hope, from which the plant was introduced to Europe (although it is native to China).]
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Cape jasmine

(Plants) a widely cultivated gardenia shrub, Gardenia jasminoides. See gardenia
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Noun1.cape jasmine - evergreen shrub widely cultivated for its large fragrant waxlike white flowers and glossy leaves
gardenia - any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Gardenia having large fragrant white or yellow flowers
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In the South, it was frequently referred to as cape jasmine. Gardenia bushes have beautiful waxy, green leaves and lovely white flowers.
Queen of the plants for indoor fragrance, however, has to be Gardenia jasminoides - cape jasmine.
Chinese-medicine practitioners have used pods from this shrub, also known as the cape jasmine, for thousands of years to treat type 2 diabetes.