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Lilac
Syringa vulgaris (Common Lilac) flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Syringa
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Species

About 20 species; see text.

Lilacs are plants in the genus Syringa, in the family Oleaceae. Lilacs are popular garden plants in many area. Syringas are another name for the Lilac, as well as the generic name. It is the state flower of Idaho.

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