Here comes my little California, making this winter a bit bearable, even pleasant with all these little white flowers and scent.Star jasmine is not winter hardy in Ljubljana, but makes decorative indoor scenery.It reminds me of summer at the sea-coast, where patios are sometimes full of little white fragrant flowers.And it does remind me of my friends in California.So I like its name “Confederate jasmine”.Funny enough, it has nothing in common with real jasmine, except nice smell.But I must object about the other name given to this plant-“Trader’s compass”-after an old Uzbekistan saying.The flover namely pointed traders where they wanted to go, if they were of good character.May I ask where did it send the others, having bad character??????And how could a plant smell the character of a trader?????
|Rhynchospermum jasminoides Lindl.;|