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Common name

English: Common Lilac

German: Flieder

Portuguese: Lilás


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Scrophulariales (79)

        Family: Oleaceae (19)(family description)

          Genus: Syringa (2)

            Epithet: vulgaris L. (14)

Synonyms: Lilac caerulea (Jonst.) Lunell, Lilac cordatifolia Gilib., Lilac suaveolens Gilib., Lilac vulgaris (L.) Lam., Liliacum album (Weston) Renault, Liliacum vulgare (L.) Renault, Syringa alba (Weston) A.Dietr., Syringa albiflora Opiz, Syringa amoena K.Koch, Syringa bicolor K.Koch, Syringa caerulea Jonst., Syringa carlsruhensis K.Koch, Syringa cordifolia Stokes, Syringa latifolia Salisb., Syringa lilac Garsault, Syringa marliensis K.Koch, Syringa nigricans K.Koch, Syringa notgeri K.Koch, Syringa philemon K.Koch, Syringa rhodopaea Velen., Syringa rhodopea Velen., Syringa versaliensis K.Koch, Syringa virginalis K.Koch, Syringa vulgaris (Weston) Voss

alba => white

albiflora => white-flowered

album => dead white, without lustre

amoena => charming, delightful, pleasing, lovely

bicolor => two colored

caerulea => sky-blue

cordifolia => with heart-shaped leaves

latifolia => with broad leaves

nigricans => turning black, become blackish

suaveolens => fragrant, sweet-smelling

vulgare => common, everyday

vulgaris => common, everyday


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

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