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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Philadelphus microphyllus Gray
Littleleaf mock orange
USDA Symbol: phmi4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2008-04-01
Research By: TWC Staff