one floret is not like the other
the genus name for lilac is syringa. i had heard and seen people refer to syringa trees, mostly in literature, and never knew they were referring to lilac until a few years ago. while lilac is itself a beautiful word, i find syringa even more so, with a whiff of something levantine and aromatic. furthermore, did you know there are such things as siryngariums? beautiful lilac zoos? sometimes i fret about the state of the world. but then i learn there are siryngariums, and i let myself exhale.
lilac blossoms (Syringa)