captured in my hometown in Bavaria/Germany in May 2013

Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering woody plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia, and widely and commonly cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere. Lilacs are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Copper Underwing, Scalloped Oak and Svensson’s Copper Underwing and Saras. They are bisexual, with fertile stamens and stigma in each flower. The usual flower colour is a shade of purple (often a light purple or lilac), but white, pale yellow and pink, and even a dark burgundy color are also found. The flowers grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance. Flowering varies between mid spring to early summer, depending on the species.

The Creative Minds Art & Photography
(¯`v´¯)
.`•.¸.•´ ♥
¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.♥

View Full Profile

Comments

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...over 1 year ago

    Purple lilac symbolizes “first emotions of love” in the language of flowers. Syringa vulgaris is the state flower of New Hampshire, because it “is symbolic of that hardy character of the men and women of the Granite State”

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...over 1 year ago

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...over 1 year ago

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • thanks Pop’s

    – ©The Creative Minds

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait