Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
Abandoned gardens, waste places by streams and roadsides
Has yellow flowers similar to J. humile and J. nudiflorum. J. mensyi can be distinguished from J. humile by its opposite leaves and semi-double flowers. J. nudiflorum is also opposite but is deciduous and has smaller flowers.
Reproduction is by stem layering, only really a minor escape from cultivation.
Reason for introduction
jasminum: Believed to be derived from ‘ysmyn’, the Arabic name for Jasmine.
References and further reading
Johnson, A. T. and Smith, H. A (1986). Plant Names Simplified: Their pronunciation, derivation and meaning. Landsman Bookshop Ltd: Buckenhill, UK.