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The Lilac is a large shrub which bears large stems of white, pale pink or more generally purple flowers. The flowers grow in large clusters, and have a strong and fragrant scent.

A pale purple colour is generally known as 'lilac' after the bush.

Detail of a single flower head
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Purple lilac: Syringa vulgaris

Larger lilac cultivar image

Cordate leaves of Syringa vulgaris

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