Jasminum fruticans, Bush Jasmine,
Hebrew: יסמין שיחני, Arabic: الياسمين الشجيري

Scientific name:  Jasminum fruticans L.
Common name:  Wild Jasmine, Bush Jasmine
Hebrew name:  יסמין שיחני
Arabic name:  الياسمين الشجيري
Family:  Oleaceae, זיתיים

Flowers in Israel, flora en Israel

Life form:   Chamaephyte
Stems:  Up to 150 cm high; erect, four-angled; glabrous
Leaves:  Alternate, trifoliate, pinnate
Inflorescence:  Cymes
Flowers:  Yellow tubular flowers; inodorous
Fruits / pods:  Berries
Flowering Period:  April, May
Habitat:  Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Flowers of Israel (Israel wildflowers and nativeplants)


Derivation of the botanical name:
Jasminum,the Latin version of the Persian name yasmin, i.e. "gift from God."
fruticans, shrubby, bushy.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Jasminum fruticans, Bush Jasmine,الياسمين الشجيري ,יסמין שיחני