Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus lewisii Pursh

Gordon's Mockorange

Okanagan-Colville - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 108

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Scientific name: Philadelphus lewisii Pursh
USDA symbol: PHLE4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Gordon's Mockorange
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Family (APG): Hydrangeaceae
Native American Tribe: Okanagan-Colville
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Leaves rubbed with water, made into a frothy lather and used to wash the hands and hair.

RECRD: 12702 id: 26392