An Asiatic and North African shrub (Lawsonia inermis), with smooth oval leaves, and fragrant white flowers. Henna is ready from leaves and twigs. In The united kingdomt the shrub is called Egyptian privet, and in the western Indies, Jamaica mignonette.
A genus of polypetalous bushes, comprising an individual species, L. inermis, the famous henna-plant for the East. See henna.