Philadelphus coronarius L., Sp. Pl. 473 1753. (syn: Philadelphus caucasicus Koehne; Philadelphus deyrolleanus Lavallée [Invalid]; Philadelphus kochianus Koehne; Philadelphus pallidus Hayek ex C.K.Schneid.; Philadelphus zeyheri Schrad.; Syringa alba Garsault [Invalid]; Syringa suaveolens Moench (unresolved));
Sweet mock orange;
It is a deciduous shrub growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) wide, with toothed leaves and bowl-shaped white flowers with prominent stamens. In the species the blooms are abundant and very fragrant, but less so in the cultivars.
It is a popular ornamental plant for gardens in temperate regions, valued for its profuse sweetly scented white blossom in early summer. There are a large number of named cultivars.
(From Wikipedia on 8.10.15)
Rosaceae week:: Philadelphus coronarius from Srinagar – (NSJ-01) : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Philadelphus coronarius – A flowering shrub from Kashmir.
Location – Pari-Mahal, Srinagar (Garden fencing)
Habitat – Wild shrub around 10 feet tall
Date June 01, 2011
Yes it resemble to P.coronarius but this plant is in Hydrangeaceae not in Rosaceae
Jasmin from my garden June 2010 : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (6)
These fotos were taken on 24. june 2010. Now the temperature is going up rapidly and today the shrub is withered.
Looking at the fotos I remembered that in my childhood my mother used to keep the drinking water in an earthen pot called Math in marathi. Refrigerators were not so common in a household in those days. The math kept the water cool. My mother also used to put some mogra (or jai or chameli?) flowers in the water.
I have now some questions.
What Jasmin I have in the foto? The shrub war there all the time, so I don’t know exactly what it is. It has pleasent fragrance like mogra.
Is it ok to put these flowers in the drinking water? If ok, then can one eat the flowers e.g. as decoration in the salad too?
Are Jasmin / Mogra flowers in general edible? “drinkable?”
This for sure is not Mogra. It appears a rose variety. Look at the sidepose photo, which reveal the shape and sepals, and shose rose shape. See the leaf close up too.
yes, I also think this a variety of rose. Waiting for more answers.
When I was looking at the enlarged photos, my wife passed by. Her remarks were: Bada pyara phool hai. gulab hai? Picure no. 4 shows the leaves. I dont think jasmine has ever got serrated leaves.
In India only one variety of rose is considered edible. that is called chaitia (as it flowers in March April). Pink and highly fragrant, used for making rosewater and gulkand. I remember when Gulkand was made at our place in good old days, the pollen used to be carefully removed. Pluck the petals, sift them and remove the pollens.
The correct ID of the flower you have can only be given by experts. Let us wait for them.
The calyx and the serrated leaves seem to point it to belong to rose variety.
A web search resulted in idying this plant as a hybrid of Philadelphus coronarius (Hydrangiaceae).
Common name: Sweet mock orange!
Variety name: Philadelphus Snow White Sensation!
thanks very much for your help.
After I read … mail, I was still wondering, why it is called Jasmin by all people here. Everyone, who visits my garden and see this beautiful shrub, they say it is jasmin. I searched Philadelphus coronarius too, and found synonyms for Philadelphus coronarius like Pfeifenstrauch, Sommerjasmin, Falscher Jasmin. So it is indeed called summer jasmin as well as not the real jasmin but Falscher Jasmin.
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986- Details)