Common name: Tuberose
Botanical name: Polianthes tuberosa

TuberoseThe tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) is a perennial plant of the agave family Agavaceae, extracts of which are used as a top note in perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system. It consists of about 12 species. The tuberose is a night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico along with every other species of Polianthes.

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