Messerschmidia sibirica, an
approximately 30cm tall perennial plant, grows in sandy soil on
seashores. Leaves, the phyllotaxis of which is opposite, are 25-26cm
long, oblanceolate to long oblong-like lanceolate, thick, with
oppressed hairs on both surfaces. Stem tips emerge with short
inflorescences and set white fragrant flowers; corollas are about
8mm in diameter, tube parts are 6-7mm long, tips cleft in five, and
open flat. Bloom time: May-August.