Syringa vulgaris. LILAC. Eurasia
OLEACAEAE (Olive family)
he fragrant lilac has been tried on campus, but not many
specimens seem to have survived; perhaps Stanford’s winters are not cold
enough. The wood, even though of small dimensions, is prized for small craft jobs.
The single-flowered ‘Lavender Lady’, which was developed for warmer
climates, is growing and blooming in Hilgard Court at Rains Houses, at unit 28
and behind unit 26.
Illustrations: opposite, simple leaves
Name derivation, genus | species: probably from Greek syrinx (pipe), in reference to the stems of Philadelphus to which the name was originally applied until transferred to this genus | common
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