Jul. 6, 2022

Appalachian mock-orange, Philadelphus inodorus

Appalachian or scentless mock-orange is another of our natives that has made a round trip. It is native in the southeast, where this showy shrub first caught the eye of gardeners. It's pretty enough to compete even among its more fragrant relatives. Now it has spread from gardens back to the wild in new areas. Scentless mock-orange can be seen wild in AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, and ON. Culrivated, Lenawee Co MI, 6/12/14. Hydrangea family, Hydrangeaceae.