Syringa vulgaris, SE: Syren, bondsyren, vanlig syren,
DE: Gemeiner Flieder, NL: Sering, UK: Lilac or Common Lilac

Scientific name:  Syringa vulgaris L.
Swedish name:  Syren, bondsyren, vanlig syren
German name:  Gemeiner Flieder
Nederlandse naam:  Sering
English name:  Lilac, Common Lilac
Plant Family:  Oleaceae, Syrenväxter

Flowers in Sweden

Life form:  Deciduous shrub or small tree 2-5 m tall.
Stems:  light-gray bark; smooth; stems are stout; small, raised lenticels; raised leaf scars
Leaves:  Opposite, deciduous, simple, petiolate; blade 4-10 cm long, broadly ovate, with a ± acute apex and usually a cordate base and entire margins, glabrous.
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, Lilac, white, tubular corolla with open four-lobed apex across; stamens 2, with the base of their filaments fused to the corolla; gynoecium syncarpous, 2-carpellate, with a superior ovary, arranged in a dense terminal panicle.
Flowering Period:  May, June
Fruits:  Dry, smooth brown capsule; capsules borne in large panicles capsules located at the terminal tips of branches; capsules are beaked
Habitat:  Grown in gardens and parks

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Syringa, Greek syrinx, a pipe, and refers to the hollow stems; Lilac.
vulgaris, common.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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