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Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

March 25, 2013
6:49 PM

Post #9461930

What lilac is this please

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Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

March 25, 2013
6:54 PM

Post #9461936

Looks more like Millettia taiwanensis
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

March 27, 2013
11:22 AM

Post #9463896

Any other ideas?
I do know its a lilac, just dont know which kind

Thanks again


Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

March 27, 2013
11:36 AM

Post #9463930

The blooms show it to be in the Papilionaceae family (Pea Family) - Wisteria, Millettia, etc. Each of the blooms on your first pic show small pea-like blooms. Lilac (Syringa) has a very different bloom in the Oleaceae family. You can look through the Papilionaceae family:


New Zealand
(Zone 1)

March 27, 2013
11:58 AM

Post #9463951

Mundulea sericea subsp. sericea?
Louisville, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2013
11:57 AM

Post #9465953

I think Milettia is probably the correct genus, but there are many species to look through. Taiwanensis is the most common but not the only one available in the trade.

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