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 their extract is made into perfumes. It is not a tree. It is a woody vine.
This member of the Jasmine family was introduced in the 17th century to the Philippines and is native to much of tropical and Southeast Asia.”
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