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Philadelphus lewisii Pursh
Lewis' mock orange

General Information
Symbol: PHLE4
Group: Dicot
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
PHLEI Philadelphus lewisii Pursh var. intermedius (A. Nelson) Hu
PHLEO Philadelphus lewisii Pursh var. oblongifolius Hu
PHLEP2 Philadelphus lewisii Pursh var. parvifolius Hu
PHGO4 Philadelphus gordonianus Lindl.
PHLEA Philadelphus lewisii Pursh var. angustifolius (Rydb.) Hu
PHLEG2 Philadelphus lewisii Pursh var. gordonianus (Lindl.) Jeps.
PHLEE Philadelphus lewisii Pursh var. ellipticus Hu
PHLEH Philadelphus lewisii Pursh var. helleri (Rydb.) Hu
PHLEG Philadelphus lewisii Pursh ssp. gordonianus (Lindl.) Munz
PHLEP3 Philadelphus lewisii Pursh var. platyphyllus (Rydb.) Hu


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Hydrangeaceae – Hydrangea family
Genus Philadelphus L. – mock orange
Species Philadelphus lewisii Pursh – Lewis' mock orange

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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