Rabbit Trail: What is a Lilac?
Old Man Fookwire pinches his nose so he won't have to smell the lilac when it bloomed? What is a lilac?
Lilacs are small trees or bushes with purple blooms. They have a sweet smell that some call "heavenly." You can learn more about lilacs below.
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.
There is even a song about purple lilacs that you can listen to below.
Have you ever smelled a lilac?