Gardenia jasminoides: Gardenia

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Gardenia jasminoides, [gardenia, cape jasmine] is an evergreen flowering plant of the family Rubiaceae. It originated in Asia and is most commonly found growing wild in Vietnam, Southern China, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar and India.

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With its shiny green leaves and heavily fragrant white summer flowers, it is widely used in gardens in warm temperate and subtropical climates, and as a houseplant in temperate regions. It has been in cultivation in China for at least a thousand years, and was introduced to English gardens in the mid 18th century.

Photos: Atlanta, GA, USA [20150920]

Source: Wikipedia

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