Why Sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines?
Sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines because there is a Philippine law known as Proclamation No. 652 s. 1934 which mandates that Sampaguita shall be the Philippines National Flower or Pambansang Bulaklak.
The Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac) has white, star-shaped blossoms. It has a sweet fragrance. It opens at night and wilts in less than a day. The white flowers are often made into garlands and its extract made into perfumes. It is not a tree. It is a woody vine.