Mock Orange shrub – Philadelphus lewisii

One of the loveliest native shrub of the early summer is our native Mock Orange, Philadelphus lewisii with its clusters of showy white flowers. The state flower of Idaho, it was discovered by Merriweather Lewis and gets its common name from the delicious orangey scent that makes it attractive to bees and humans alike. The… Continue reading Mock Orange shrub – Philadelphus lewisii