What is this fragrant bush growing in the gold country in California foothills about 2000ft altitude?

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  • I’m sure it is not. Mock orange has a round pealed flower and the scent is distinctive. We had one where I used to live. – Joanna Jun 10 at 22:42
  • It does look like a garden escapee though. Certainly not a manzanita (Arctostaphylos). – Wayfaring Stranger Nov 8 at 17:18

I think it is Philadelphus lewisii, Mock OrangeP. lewisii

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