The Lilacs of Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

May is lilac season in Lee Vining. Until last year and this, I had not visited Lee Vining in mid-May, and I had not noticed that there are hundreds of lilacs all over town—in front yards, back yards, along fences … everywhere.

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

Lilacs in Lee Vining

The common ornamental lilac is Syringa vulgaris, a member of the the olive family (Oleaceae), native to the Balkan Peninsula.

 


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Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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