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Common Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Oleaceae (Olive)
Type:
Deciduous shrub
Maximum Size:
7 metres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, woodland.

Flower:
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Variable in colour, 4 petals
 
White, lilac or purple clusters, 4 petals.
Fruit:
A brown capsule, up to 2cm in length.
Leaves:
A deciduous shrub. Light green, hairless, heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs along the stems.
Aroma:
Fragrant.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
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