Flower of the week: Gardenia

by Natasha Starkell | 26.08.2013 | flower , odour , gardenia | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Flower of the week: Gardenia

Flower of the week: Gardenia

The gardenia is named after the very aptly named Scottish naturalist Dr Alexander Garden. There are 142 species of gardenia.

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The gardenia is named after the very aptly named Scottish naturalist Dr Alexander Garden. There are 142 species of gardenia.

They're flowering plants and are part of the coffee family. They're evergreens, noted for their thick glossy dark green leaves and attractive flowers, often with a strong and highly pleasant sweet fragrance. The flowers are usually white or yellow in colour and these yellow blossoms have been used as a dye. They're quite a large garden plant. Some species grow as shrubs while others reach the size of small trees. In Chinese medicine the gardenia is thought to have calming and cooling properties. They're the national flower of Pakistan, and a favourite of Sigmund Freud.

Photocredit:

Gardenia 1:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidorian/48511464/

Gardenia in the sun:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_bernay-roman/3494050865/

Gardenia Fucata Flower: http://www.flickr.com/photos/capecrawfordtourism/9468490285/


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