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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Philadelphus microphyllus A. Gray
Littleleaf mock orange
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
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This genus is named for the Egyptian king Ptolemy Philadelphus.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, 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
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
NPSOT - Austin Chapter
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2008-04-01
Research By: TWC Staff