Jasmine flowers are small, waxy, white flowers with five or six lobes. Approximately an inch in size, they have a strong, sweet scent and flower in the spring and summer in most areas
True jasmine belongs to the Oleaceae family. It grows as a bush or shrub, reaching heights of 10 to 15 feet. Jasmine has shiny, oval leaves that can be either evergreen or deciduous.
Jasmine is prized for its scented oil, which is often extracted for use in perfumes and cosmetics. Jasmine is often confused with false jasmine belonging to the Loganiaceae family. This species is too toxic for human use.