Gardenia: Gardenia is the flower of an exotic evergreen shrub (Rubiaceae family - Botanical name: Gardenia jasminoides), native to China, which is very popular around the world for its decorative flowers. Gardenia flowers are often a beautiful dull white, particularly fragrant.
The genus is described by the Irish naturalist John Ellis in 1761, who named it Gardenia after the Scottish botanist Alexander Garden.
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