Philadelphus Lewisii- Mock orange

Philadelphus Lewisii- Mock orange

Image Credit: The Wild Garden

Identification:Grows up to 3 m tall, bark flakes off

Common names: Mock orange

Leaves: opposite, deciduous, oval to egg-shaped having 3 veins from the base of the leaf.

Flowers: White, fragrant ,having 4 petals and numerous stamens.

Habitat:grows in a variety of habitats

Ecology: Mock Orange provides food in the form of seeds for birds such as chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, juncos, thrushes, and flickers. Nectar provides food for bees, butterflies including Western tiger swallowtail, Pale Swallowtail, common wood nymph, and others.

Image Credit: Ian Poellet