Fuerst Buelow Common Lilac
Family Oleaceae - Olive, Ash, Lilac
This variety is famous for its abundant purple flowers and expansive fragrance
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Fuerst Buelow Common Lilac
Syringa vulgaris 'Fuerst Beulow'  common lilac  is 67 years old
Syringa is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to Europe and Asia and naturalized almost worldwide. [5]

Deciduous shrubs or small trees, ranging in size from 2–10 m tall, lilacs are some of our most beloved flowering shrubs for the home landscape. The leaves are opposite, simple, and heart-shaped to broad lanceolate in most species, pinnate in a few species. The flowers are produced in spring, each flower being 5–10 mm in diameter with a four-lobed corolla, the corolla tube narrow, 5–20 mm long; they are bisexual, with fertile stamens and stigma in each flower [4].
'Fuerst Beulow'  common Lilac
The usual flower color is lilac, but white, yellow, pink, and dark burgundy colors are possible. Flowers grow in large panicles, and are almost always quite fragrant. Flowering times vary from early spring to early summer. Lilac fruit is a dry brown capsule, splitting in two at maturity to release winged seeds. Lilacs are eaten by larvae of some butterflies and moths, including the Copper Underwing, Svensson's Copper Underwing and some Saras. [5]

References
  1. Missouri Botanical Gardens, Kemper Center for Home Gardening, "Syringa vulgaris"
  2. Fuerst Buelow Common Lilac, Morton Arboretum acc. 773-42*1, photos May 8th by Bruce Marlin
  3. Morton Arboretum, Crabapples for the Home Landscape
  4. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, Oleaceae
  5. Wikipedia, Syringa
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Family Oleaceae - Olive, Ash, Lilac and Privet
The olive family contains 25 genera and over 500 species of flowering plants. Most species are native to temperate and tropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The best known of this family are olive, ash, privet, lilac, and Forsythia.
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