Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Hoary Mock Orange
Philadelphus pubescens
Family: Hydrangeaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: S1

Sandstone and limestone bluffs and riverbanks.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early May to late June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Flowers five or more in a raceme; bark of the current season gray, not exfoliating on previous seasons twigs. The leaves are glabrous above and usually soft hairy beneath.

Timber removal would be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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