Calflora
Taxon  Report   6426    
Philadelphus lewisii  Pursh
Lewis' mock orange,  Mock orange, Wild mock orange
Philadelphus lewisii
© 2014 Robert Sikora
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Philadelphus lewisii
© 2008 Keir Morse
Philadelphus lewisii
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Philadelphus lewisii, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Philadelphus lewisii
© 2007 George W. Hartwell
Family: HYDRANGEACEAE  
Genus: Philadelphus
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Philadelphus lewisii var. ellipticus
PLANTS: Philadelphus lewisii var. gordonianus
PLANTS: Philadelphus lewisii var. intermedius
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More information about  Philadelphus lewisii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHLE4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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