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Common Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

Non-native

Shrub or small tree. Most commonly planted shrub. Found on roadsides and abandoned places. Lilac flowers can be eaten raw.

Leaf

Blades dark green above and paler underneath. Oval to heart-shaped with square base.

Fruit/Seed

Green to brown, leathery to woody. Pointed capsules, hairless and flattened.

Bark

Bark flaky.

Flower

Purple, pink or white, fragrant. Flowers in dense, conical paired clusters. Flower in May.

186 Trees

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