Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1481

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it to be persistent and naturalizing around old farms, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Pinkish/Bluish-lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4-lobed corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in panicles

FRUIT:
Greenish
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Syringa vulgaris   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Syringa vulgaris   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Lilac, French Lilac


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image of Syringa vulgaris

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_syvu_001_lvd

        

image of Syringa vulgaris

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140414_093030

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves ovate or broad-ovate, entire, dark almost bluish-green, glabrous, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Syringa vulgaris

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140414_093222

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers extremely fragrant, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.