Trachelospermum jasminoides, commonly known as the star jasmine, confederate jasmine or trader’s compass, can be found growing against the wall of the University Museum of Natural History. A beautiful evergreen climbing plant, it is perfect for warm, sunny walls. It produces a proliferation of fragrant, white flowers during June and July, which bees and other insects greatly enjoy. It prefers a warm, sheltered, sunny position and free-draining soils. A native of central and southern China and Taiwan, it was introduced to Britain by the plant hunter Robert Fortune in 1844.