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.
Identification credit: Neelima Kale
|Photographed in Garden of Five Senses, Delhi.|