Syringa (lilac) is a genus of 12 currently recognized[1] species of flowering woody plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europeto eastern Asia, and widely and commonly cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere.[2][3][4][5]

The genus is most closely related to Ligustrum (privet), classified with it in Oleaceae tribus Oleeae subtribus Ligustrinae.[6]

Lilacs are used as food plants by the larvae of some moth species, including copper underwing, scalloped oak and Svensson's copper underwing.

Blog Title: Lilac – A Delicious Addition to Your Diet!

Blog Introduction: You may think of lilacs as a beautiful flower, but did you know that they are also edible? That’s right, lilacs can be used in many different recipes and they make a delicious addition to your diet! Here are some tips on how to incorporate lilacs into your meals.

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Lilac petals can be used as a colorful and flavorful garnish on salads or main dishes. They can also be candied and used as a decoration on cakes or cupcakes. Lilac syrup is perfect for adding to cocktails or mocktails, and it also makes a delightful topping for pancakes or waffles. Try using lilac essence in baking recipes for a delicate floral flavor, or add it to homemade jams or jellies for a unique twist.

If you’re looking for a more savory way to enjoy lilacs, try using the flowers in soups or stews. Lilac-infused olive oil is perfect for drizzling over cooked vegetables or grilled meats. And don’t forget about the stems! Lilac stems can be pickled and used as a flavorful addition to sandwiches or Bloody Marys.

As you can see, there are many ways to enjoy lilacs beyond simply admiring their beauty. So next time you’re at the florist, pick up some extra bundles of lilacs and get creative in the kitchen! Your taste buds will thank you.

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