Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Syringa vulgaris: flowers

[Photo: Syringa vulgaris in flower.]Syringa vulgaris, known in English as "common lilac" and in French as lilas commun or lilas français, is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to southeast Europe. Its fragrant flowers, usually mauve, are a well known event in spring. This huge lilac is in our neighbours' back yard.

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