Philadelphus microphyllus A. Gray
Littleleaf mock orange
Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea Family)
Synonym(s): Philadelphus microphyllus ssp. occidentalis, Philadelphus microphyllus ssp. stramineus, Philadelphus microphyllus ssp. typicus, Philadelphus microphyllus var. linearis, Philadelphus microphyllus var. minutus, Philadelphus microphyllus var. occidentalis, Philadelphus microphyllus var. ovatus, Philadelphus occidentalis, Philadelphus occidentalis var. occidentalis, Philadelphus stramineus
USDA Symbol: PHMI4
This genus is named for the Egyptian king Ptolemy Philadelphus.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: California east to Colorado and Texas.
Native Habitat: Arid rocky slopes, cliffs, pinyon-juniper to coniferous woods.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitWarning: This plant may be somewhat toxic to livestock. Humans should generally avoid ingesting plants that are toxic to animals.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Philadelphus microphyllus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Philadelphus microphyllus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Philadelphus microphyllus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-04-01
Research By: TWC Staff