"Teika-kazura" (Trachelospermum asiaticum) belongs to Apocynaceae (the Dogbane family). It is an evergreen woody vine that is native from Honshu to Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan, as well as the Korean Peninsula. This vine grows in mountains and fields, and climbs up adjacent trees and rocks by the adhering roots, and can reach up to 10 m long. The leaves are elliptic, glossy, entire and opposite, though the leaves of creeping vine on forest floors or trunks are small, wavy dentate with whitish patch outlining the veins. The cymes are borne in the terminal branches or axils and the> fragrant flowers about 2 cm across bloom from May to June. The Japanese name comes from the Yokyoku (Noh song) "Teika", which is said to have been entwined with the tomb of Princess Shikishi, who was reminiscent of Fujiwara no Teika.