Syringa Photo Gallery
Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii) can cause a skin irritation on certain sensitive people that is similar to that of poison oak or poison ivy.
Medicinal uses for Syringa
Some Native American Tribes uses a poultice of powered leaves or wood to treat sores or swollen joints.
Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii) is native from British Columbia south to Central California and west to Montana. Syringa requires rocky slopes in onifer and mixed woodland forests. It requires a fair amount of sunshine.
Syringa (Philadelphus lewisii) is the state flower of Idaho. A loosely branched shrub gets covered in fragrant orange blossom scented white flowers in the spring. Its genus name is for the Egyptian King Ptolemy Philadelphus, while it's species honors Merewether Lewis. Native Americans used Syringa branches to make arrows and other tools. It's leaves and bark was used to make a mild soap.