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Philadelphus serpyllifolius

Philadelphus serpyllifolius A. Gray

Littleleaf Mockorange, Thyme-leaf Mock Orange, Thymeleaf Mock Orange

Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)


USDA Symbol: PHSE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Rocky igneous and limestone slopes, bluffs, pinyon-oak-juniper zones.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Philadelphus serpyllifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Philadelphus serpyllifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Philadelphus serpyllifolius


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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