a sign that it’s summer: Fragrant blooms of the West Coast species of mock orange, Philadelphus lewisii

2021 June 23 mock orange, Philadelphus lewisii @ KEXMIN field station P6230002
a sign that it’s summer:
This is the bloom of the West Coast species of mock orange, Philadelphus lewisii, nestled with a seven year old ĆEṈAL̵Ć, Garry oak, in the research garden at KEXMIN field station. W̱SÁNEĆ elders knew of uses, for the strong, narrow branches of this shrub, for making things. Mock orange this far north sometimes grows into fragrant trees that grow up to more than 3 metres in height.
2021 June 23 mock orange, Philadelphus lewisii @ KEXMIN field station P6230005