Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1054

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in rich forests & woodlands, rocky bluffs over mafic or calcareous rocks, & also cultivated & persistent, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Usually 4-merous
4-lobed calyx
4 petals
60-90 stamens
Inflorescence a cymule with 1-3(9) flowers

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Philadelphus inodorus   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Philadelphus inodorus   FAMILY Hydrangeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 094-04-001:
Philadelphus inodorus   FAMILY Saxifragaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Philadelphus grandiflorus

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Philadelphus inodorus var. grandiflorus

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Mock-orange


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phgr18_001_lvd

        

image of Philadelphus inodorus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phin5_001_lvd

        

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    jkm060424_001

April    Greenville County    SC

Flowers with 4-5 white petals, stems & calyx usually glabrous, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    jkm060424_002

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    jkm0205ca_04a

May    Greenville County    SC

Flowers 1-3 (-9) in a cymule, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    jkm0305e_18

May    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    jkm0305l_24

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    jkm0305x_20

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    s040501_b

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaf is long-tapering to a pointed apex with sharp teeth pointing forward, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    jkm0507d_29

July    Fayette County    WV

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm080705_009

July    Swain County    NC

Roadside

Capsules subglobose, 6-8mm long and broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Philadelphus inodorus

JK Marlow    s080705_b

July    Swain County    NC