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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Philadelphus coronarius   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Philadelphus coronarius   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Philadelphus coronarius

 

COMMON NAME:
European Mock-orange, Sweet Mock-orange


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image of Philadelphus coronarius, European Mock-orange, Sweet Mock-orange

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phco7_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Philadelphus coronarius   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Philadelphus coronarius   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Philadelphus coronarius

 

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4153

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it . It is cultivated (though more so in the past than now), and can be found escaped or persisting around old homesites, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 1-6mm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to cream
Radially symmetrical
Usually 4-merous
4-lobed calyx
4 petals
20-50 stamens

Inflorescence a determinate raceme of 5-9 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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