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N Native Herb
Photo: Tabish
Common name: Juhi • Hindi: जूही • Tamil: உச்சி மல்லிகை Uccimalligai • Telugu: Adavimalle • Oriya: Banamallika • Malayalam: Sucimulla • Kannada: Sanna mallige • Marathi: Jai • Sanskrit: यूथिका Yuthika
Botanical name: Jasminum auriculatum    Family: Oleaceae (Jasmine family)
Synonyms: Jasminum molle

Juhi is a beautiful flower with extremely heavy gardenia type scent. This species is not very common though it deserves a special attention. For those who are familiar with this plant, Juhi is a most wonderful Jasmine. A stunning, small scandent bushy plant with simple ovate dark green small leaves and powdery satin white flowers. Posessing a strong gardenia like scent, flowers appear in bunches from summer to fall. Very easy to grow, takes both sun and shade, dry and moist conditions. Highly recommended jasmine for scented garden or as indoor plant. A must for everyone who appreciates fragrant flowers. The flower is held sacred to all forms of Goddess Devi and is used as sacred offerings during Hindu religious ceremonies.
Photographed in Garden of Five Senses, Delhi.
Identification credit: Neelima Kale