Philadelphus lewisii – Mock Orange

A deciduous shrub to 9′ tall with opposite oval leaves.

Fragrant white flowers usually with 4 petals.

Found in moist rich to dry rocky sites. Best in full sun.

Crushed leaves used as soap by native peoples. Identified by the explorer, Meriwether Lewis.

Native to western states and BC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Joanie Beldin

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