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Syringa vulgaris L.
common lilac
Oleaceae (Olive family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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"This large, European native is a popular and commonly cultivated deciduous shrub or small tree to about 7 m tall, grown throughout temperate climates for its large clusters of strongly fragrant, white to purple flowers, produced in spring." (Straley 1992).

Straley, Gerald B. 1992. Trees of Vancouver. A Guide to the common and unusual trees of the city. UBC Press, Vancouver.

Additional Notes

The peak of flowering time in the Vancouver area is early May (Straley 1992).

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