Syringa vulgaris

ClassificationDicots
FamilyOleaceae
Family (Traditional)Oleaceae
GenusSyringa
SpeciesSyringa vulgaris L.
Common Namecommon lilac
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesHabit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Syringa alba Syringa alba
Syringa rhodopea Syringa rhodopea
Syringa vulgaris var. alba Syringa vulgaris var. alba Sol.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Boyd (KY), Clinton (KY), Cumberland (KY), Fayette (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), Madison (KY), Oldham (KY), Perry (KY), Robertson (KY), Shelby (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Bradley (TN), Cannon (TN), Cheatham (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Lincoln (TN), Marion (TN), Pickett (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Warren (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1948 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100552643 Perry Kentucky 25 Jul 1986 Earlis Thornsberry
152
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552528 Boyd Kentucky 19 Apr 1997 Carrie L. Tilton
28
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552627 Madison Kentucky 28 Apr 1983 Anthony Miller
20
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552684 Davidson Tennessee 09 Apr 1990 Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552601 Madison Kentucky 01 Jan 1993 Gary W. Libby
894
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552536 Clinton Kentucky 17 Apr 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-63
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100728094 Laurel Kentucky 28 Apr 1998 Corey Blue
2
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552544 Fayette Kentucky 27 Apr 2009 Rachel Meyers
4
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552593 Madison Kentucky 26 Jul 1965 B. S. Blakenship
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552577 Jefferson Kentucky 09 May 1982 C. J. Clevenger
21
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31973000016577 Sumner Tennessee 07 Apr 1973 Gonsoulin, Gene
2018
KNK
Syringa vulgaris
TENN-V-0174355 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Syringa vulgaris
UCHT023105 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Syringa vulgaris
UCHT023106 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Syringa vulgaris
UCHT023110 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552585 Kenton Kentucky 30 Apr 1978 Steve Vogelsang
45
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552619 Madison Kentucky 09 Apr 2005 Kristina Best
13
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552635 Madison Kentucky 19 Apr 2005 Kelly L. Byrd
4
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552650 Robertson Kentucky 30 May 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7149
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552668 Shelby Kentucky 26 Apr 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
9898
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552569 Jefferson Kentucky 12 Apr 1981 Anna Mojsejenko
6
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
BEREA017191 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Syringa vulgaris
BEREA017189 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Syringa vulgaris
BEREA017188 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Syringa vulgaris
BEREA017190 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Syringa vulgaris
UCHT023108 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Syringa vulgaris
UCHT023109 Roane Tennessee
UCHT
Syringa vulgaris
UCHT023112 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0009150 Cumberland Kentucky 22 Apr 2001 Ross Clark
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0009151 Trigg Kentucky 10 Jun 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0009152 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0096839 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0109900 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
HTTU010663 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Syringa vulgaris
HTTU010664 Pickett Tennessee
HTTU
Syringa vulgaris
HTTU010662 Tennessee
HTTU
Syringa vulgaris
HTTU027530 Tennessee
HTTU
Syringa vulgaris
HTTU032845 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019228 Rutherford Tennessee 21 Mar 2012 Timothy Gassler
23
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019278 Davidson Tennessee 09 Apr 1983 S. O'Riordon
19
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019257 Sumner Tennessee 05 Apr 1986 Dana Lassiter
37
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019269 Rutherford Tennessee Patty Drewry
32
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019255 Rutherford Tennessee 08 Apr 1994 Shannon Braham
18
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019265 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Apr 1989 Brian Boatman
18
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019266 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Apr 1990 WKC
32
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
UCHT023107 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Syringa vulgaris
UCHT023111 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Syringa vulgaris
BEREA024152 Harlan Kentucky
BEREA
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0048892 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0096838 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0009153 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0109901 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
APSC0096837 Logan Kentucky 27 Apr 1968
APSC
Syringa vulgaris
HTTU022087 Tennessee
HTTU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019268 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Apr 1987 Diane Pearse
19
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019280 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Apr 1983 Sandy Belk
42
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019230 Knox Tennessee 05 Apr 1997 Lora Carlson
15
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019288 Lincoln Tennessee 20 Apr 1980 Thelma Askins
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019267 Williamson Tennessee 05 Apr 1990 Marcia Anderton
137
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019259 DeKalb Tennessee 29 Mar 1986 Mike Trapp
26
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019279 Cheatham Tennessee 07 Apr 1985 Karen Moore
22
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019258 Rutherford Tennessee Joe Jones
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019276 Davidson Tennessee 05 Apr 1986 Ramona Winters
28
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019253 Rutherford Tennessee Euple Ann Gilbert
22
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019256 Cannon Tennessee 24 Apr 1980 J. Morgan Cummings
32
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019287 Rutherford Tennessee 21 Apr 1980 John Douglas
24
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019281 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Apr 1980 Lisa Lowe
51
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019261 Wilson Tennessee 13 Apr 1991 Brian White
29
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019289 Lincoln Tennessee 20 Apr 1980 Thelma Askins
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019263 Rutherford Tennessee 02 Apr 1989 Vanessa Schulz
14
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019285 Roane Tennessee 17 Apr 2005 Adrienne DeWerff
44
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019272 Grundy Tennessee 04 Apr 1989 Sylvia Hassankiadeh
25
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019283 Williamson Tennessee 14 Apr 2005 Hailey Seely
12
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019262 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Apr 1989 Michelle Walker
19
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019290 Rutherford Tennessee 14 Apr 2010 Krystal Richards
34
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019282 Rutherford Tennessee 16 Apr 1980 Wanda Cates
40
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019229 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Apr 2004 Meleia Greene
36
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019284 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Apr 2005 Andrea Wonnell
73
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019274 Giles Tennessee 06 Apr 1988 David McGavock
14
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU018965 Sullivan Tennessee 24 Mar 2008 Emily Burkey
9
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019254 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Apr 1993 Brad Butler
11
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019271 Rutherford Tennessee Brad Hard
21
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019273 Rutherford Tennessee 21 Mar 1987 David Seber
16
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019260 Davidson Tennessee 23 Apr 1989 Nicole Benoy
21
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019270 Rutherford Tennessee 06 Apr 1989 WCH
15
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019286 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Apr 1980 Mary E. Reeder
10
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
SWMT03415 Tennessee 06 Apr 1948 Mary Anna Murderma
SWMT
Syringa vulgaris
31234100552551 Harlan Kentucky 26 May 1994 Bryce D. Fields
809
EKY
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019264 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Apr 1989 John C. Stewart
36
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
HTTU010661 Tennessee
HTTU
Syringa vulgaris
MTSU019277 Coffee Tennessee 11 Apr 1985 Tina Carter
32
MTSU
Syringa vulgaris
HTTU027270 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Syringa vulgaris
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