common lilac USDA PLANTS Symbol: SYVU
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
Syringa vulgaris L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Scrophulariales: Oleaceae
Native Range: Europe-Southeastern (REHD, ARS);

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Plant(s); The new lilac cultivar named Betsy Ross, released by Margaret Pooler of the U.S. National Arboretum, has fragrant white flowers and tolerates powdery mildew.
Margaret Pooler, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org
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Cultivar; 'Albert F. Holden'
The Dow Gardens Archive, Dow Gardens, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Flowers will last three to four weeks starting in May
Joseph Berger, , Bugwood.org
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Foliage; Showing the leafs of the Lilac
Joseph Berger, , Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); The fruit will dry splitting in two to release the two seeds.
Joseph Berger, , Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); The fruit will dry splitting in two to release the two seeds.
Joseph Berger, , Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); The fruit will dry splitting in two to release the two seeds.
Joseph Berger, , Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.