TITLE

Gardenia

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gardenia, -den'y$a, a large genus of Old World tropical shrubs and small trees, numbering more than 60 species. The typical gardenia has fragrant, waxy white flowers and glossy, evergreen leaves. The berrylike fruit of some species yields a yellow dye. A familiar gardenia, the Cape jasmine (not a true jasmine), originated in China. It is a popular corsage flower.
ACCESSION #
37309437

 

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