Night-flowering jasmine

Night-flowering jasmine, Coral Jasmine or Parijat is a beautiful plant whose flowers fall to the ground after blooming. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is the scientific name which means “sad tree” as the flowers lose their brightness during the day.

The word ‘Parijat’ literally means celestial. Flowers bloom at night and fall down from the branches in the first rays of light. These highly fragrant flowers open at night, spreading their fragrance in the surrounding area with an intensely sweet floral aroma. These flowers blossom from August to December.

Night Blooming Jasmine or Parijat

In India, this flower is also known as “the ornament of The Gods” and is the only flower which can be offered to the Gods after being picked up from the ground.

Joining Cee’s FOTD and Judy’s Floral Alphabet Challenge


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