Jasmine: Flowers, A Symbolism Of Love

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Jasmine Flowers have always been a symbol of love. It defines the beauty of nature as well. Among flowers, there are certain kinds which have prominent status. Jasmine is one of them. Because of its beauty, fragrance and appearance it always inspired poets and writers to use this particular flower as a metaphor for the expression of their love. The word jasmine has been used differently in different ages. But its eternal meaning didn’t change with different cultures. In literary term, the word jasmine is derived from an Arabic word “Yasmine” which means fragrant flower. Its uses have also been different in different ages. With the advancement of technology humans utilized it in many new ways. But, since the ancient times …show more content…
It is known as Chameli and Janti in vernacular mostly in Asian countries. It is a twining shrub with pendulous branches. Its leaves are dark green in colour with 5-7 leaflets. Flowers are usually white with purplish tinge underneath. It is highly scented. It is cultivated for the extraction of perfume.
The Arabian jasmine or Tuscan jasmine is a dwarf growing shrub with leaves having wavy margins. It is highly scented and grows in the form of clusters of 3-12 flowers. The flowers may be single, double or semi-double. Different names are used in south Asian countries according to the character of being single double or semi double. The names used are Motia, Mogra, Bela, Khoya, Boddu Malle, or Donthara malle . It can be grown as small heighted climber. It is used both for its essential oils and perfumes.
Jasmium auiculatum, commonly called Jooee has smooth foliage. Its leaves are dark green and three leaflets. Its flowers are white, may be single or double and are borne in clusters having many flowers. It is a native of India, Malaysia and Africa.
The Royal Jasmine or common white jasmine or poets’ jasmine is considered to be of Persian origin. It is a semi-evergreen or deciduous climber having stalk-less leaflets. Flowers are in the form of loose clusters borne terminally on the branches. It is white in colour and highly

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