The Spanish jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) belongs to Oleaceae (the Olive family). It is a deciduous shrub that is native to South Asia, the Arabian peninsula, Northeast Africa, the African Great Lakes, and the Yunnan and Sichuan regions of China. It is a scrambling shrub growing to 2-4 m tall. The leaves are opposite, 5-12 cm long, pinnate with 5-11 leaflets. The white five lobed flowers bloom in open cymes. They have unique and sweet fragrance. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in warm temperate and subtropical regions.