Jun. 8, 2019

star jasmine, Jasminum multiflorum

We're only human, right? So many sins excused by that phrase. Including here the admiration of this genus of immigrant and sometimes invasive plants. Eight species have arrived on our shores, bringing their delightful fragrance. Only one of those, not star, gets north of Florida. They're all shrubs or vines. If when you visit down there you spot some, be sure to stop and sniff. And dream of Arabian nights, or whatever association you may have with jasmine. Polk Co FL, 3/22/16.