Syringa Vulgaris Lilas

The Common Lilac, or French Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) is an ornamental shrub of the Oleaceae family, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills.
The lilac is widely naturalized in western and northern Europe. It was chosen as the state flower of the US state of New Hampshire, because it “well symbolizes the hardy character of the men and women of the Granite State”.

This very popular shrub is frequently planted in gardens across Europe because of its attractive, fragrant flowers, which appear in mid-spring, just before most roses and other summer flowers come into bloom.

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